Phone calls to Shiro Kambe, a Sony spokesman, and Sue Tanaka, a company spokeswoman, after normal business hours weren’t answered. Tokyo offices were closed today for a local holiday.
In March, Sony promoted Hirai to oversee a new unit combining cameras, televisions and other consumer electronics, making him a possible successor to Stringer as CEO. Stringer, the CEO, president and chairman of Sony, said at the time Hirai is gaining the “leadership position” to replace him and the company could still consider more candidates for the three positions he held.
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