Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sony says it may sell its US headquarters in New York to improve the firm's finances.
Sony bought the 36-story building in Manhattan from US telecom giant AT&T in 2002. The building houses Sony's local head office and other tenants.
Sony posted a record net loss of about 5-point-8 billion dollars in the previous fiscal year through March, marking the group's 4th consecutive annual net loss.
This was mainly due to stagnation of the firm's core TV business.
China's television regulator has ordered a crackdown on dramas about the country's battles with Japan during and before World War Two and demanded they be more serious, state media said on Friday, following viewer complaints about ludicrous storylines. (Reuters )
Shukan Post (May 24) conveys the difficulties experienced by other parts of the adult-entertainment biz in servicing customers from the communist nation.
A deri heru (“delivery health”) call-girl tells the tabloid that she is often requested to arrive at major hotels in the Shinjuku and Ikebukuro entertainment areas of Tokyo by Chinese visitors. (Tokyo Reporter)