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December 2, 1993

MORITA RECOVERING IN HOSPITAL AFTER OPERATION

By CBR Staff Writer

Japan’s most prominent and charismatic businessman, Akio Morita, 72-year-old founder and chairman of Sony Corp, was conscious but very weak after a four-hour operation for a cerebral haemorrhage, the company announced: The operation was very successful; he is able to respond to calls from doctors and family members, it said; the attack occurred on Tuesday, but the announcement was withheld because doctors had warned it took 48 hours after such an operation to determine its chances of success; in October 1992, the Queen gave Morita an honorary knighthood in gratitude for Sony’s extensive UK investment.

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