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In this Japanese name, the family name is Ohga.

Norio Ohga (大賀典雄 Ōga Norio, January 29, 1930 – April 23, 2011), also spelled Oga and Ogha, was a Japanese businessman and former president and chairman of Sony Corporation.

Early life

Ohga was born in Numazu, Shizuoka. He studied at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He graduated in 1953.


He was made the president of Sony in 1982, and the CEO of Sony in 1989. He is credited with the development of the audio compact disc.


  • Medal of Honor, Japan, 1988.
  • Order of the Sacred Treasure, Japan, 2001.
  • Legion d'Honeur, France.

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