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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.

Career

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.

Honors

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


Business positions
Preceded by
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President of Sony Corporation
1982–1989
Succeeded by
Nobuyuki Idei
Preceded by
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CEO of Sony Corporation
1989–1999
Succeeded by
Nobuyuki Idei
Preceded by
Akio Morita
Chairman of the Board of Sony Corporation
1994–2003
Succeeded by
Nobuyuki Idei
Preceded by
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Honorary Chairman of Sony Corporation
2003–2011
Succeeded by
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