Hirai, who is fluent in English, assumed the top role in 2011 after moving from his position as head of the firm's network products and services division to replace Howard Stringer. But over the past 20 years, "the global business environment surrounding Sony has changed drastically".
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However, the 41-year-old, Chapman, and Weinstein, 65, did not file for divorce officially but did settle out of court. On the 10th of October, last year, Chapman announced she had to leave her husband after 11 years of marriage.
Sony's board members said they were surprised Hirai wanted to step down.
Over the past few years Hirai has spoken on numerous occasions about the importance of PSVR not just to Sony Interactive Entertainment but also the entirety of the company.
Once a market leader in consumer-electronics, the maker of the Walkman and Trinitron TV in recent years fell behind the likes of Apple in innovation and the more nimble Asian rivals in price competition. As chief financial officer, he was credited with turning the group round.
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Demand for Sony sensors is expected to continue and grow as interest rises in augmented reality and as more OEMs - particularly those in China - double-down on producing smartphones with dual-cameras. "I was impressed by Hirai's no-nonsense approach to dealing with problems".
Kazuo Hirai, who has been credited with turning around the once-beleagured Japanese electronics company, will remain chairman but Kenichiro Yoshida, now chief financial officer, will take over his role. And it excites me to hear more and more people enthuse that Sony is back again.
Yoshida added, "I believe that Sony's greatest strength is the SONY brand that resonates with so many customers around the world".
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Aubameyang's arrival at Arsenal allowed Giroud to leave the club and complete an £18m across London to Chelsea. Arsenal are sixth in the table with 42 points from 25 games. "We have to improve our defensive numbers".
Hirai said Yoshida combines a "deeply strategic mindset with a relentless determination to achieve defined targets".