Sony CEO praises Japan leader for 'Abenomics'
TOKYO (AP) - The chief of Sony Corp, one of the best known Japanese companies, praised the country's prime minister on Friday for his efforts to jump-start the economy and put the nation back on the global stage.
"From my perspective, he is saying all the right things," Mr Kazuo Hirai, Sony Corp chief executive and president, said of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who took office late last year.
Mr Abe was restoring global confidence in Japan, he said, while stressing that delivering on promises with action was critical.
But Mr Hirai was hopeful Mr Abe would deliver, and he praised Mr Abe as being more "visible" than his predecessors, including Abe during his previous stint as prime minister from 2006 for less than a year.