Justin McCurryJune 12, 2012 06:00
OSAKA — Is Sony the victim of forces beyond its control, or a corporate icon felled by complacency? Probably both. The company has faced natural disasters in Japan and Thailand since last March and its profits have been dented by the yen's rise against the dollar. Many analysts barely recognize Sony as the company that once epitomized Japanese innovation and quality with Walkmen and TVs.