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Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan

By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA
Associated Press

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling...full story
updated 2014-12-20 09:22 PM
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Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan
By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA
Associated Press

Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling....Fullstory

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