Out of the Shadows

Howard stringer says that sake is "not an antidote to jet lag," but he's sure going to need something that is. The American citizen, born and raised in Britain, was named CEO of Sony Corp. last week, replacing Nobuyuki Idei, 67, who, at a packed press conference in Tokyo, announced that he was voluntarily stepping down. Stringer, 63, is going to keep offices in both Japan and New York, and will continue to spend what little free time he's likely to have at his homes in New York and Oxfordshire, England. That amounts to a lifestyle that few would ever plan...

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