Sony President and CEO Kaz Hirai Steps Down

Sony has announced that Kazuo Hirai, the current president and CEO of the company, is stepping down.

The move will  take effect on April 1st, where Hirai will take the role of Director and Chairman of Sony Corporation. Kenichiro Yoshida, the current Director, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President, and CFO of Sony Corporation, will take his place.

The transition was proposed by Hirai to the Sony Nominating Committee, and it was quickly approved by their board of directors. Sony notes their next corporate plan will start on April 1st, combined with the new management structure by Yoshida.

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  1. Arenegeth
    February 2, 2018 at 9:15 am

    What are the chances that this is the most elaborate April’s fools joke of the 21’s century, and Kaz on the day is like – “Psych motherfuckers!”

  2. sAy_YaS
    February 2, 2018 at 9:17 am


  3. Mr0303
    February 2, 2018 at 9:26 am

    The most unfortunate date to step down. He may no longer be in charge, but the memes will continue.

  4. Rio Kamichika
    Rio Kamichika
    February 2, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Good, i always hate this jerk

  5. Malcolm_Ecks
    February 2, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Why particularly?

  6. PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS
    February 2, 2018 at 2:11 pm


  7. Rio Kamichika
    Rio Kamichika
    February 2, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Because him westerned the image of Sony and loss its japanese soul

  8. Feniks
    February 2, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Don’t worry he has a second job…

  9. GameZard
    February 2, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Only pro from his career is the memes.

  10. [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™
    [Your Unoriginal Name Here]™
    February 4, 2018 at 8:36 pm


    Question is why?? Why would this meme lord step down from his position as CEO of Sony.