Saw on Twitter that Sony has slashed their profit forecast by 40%, after poor Q2 results 1
Google News in English, search results are of course all about the profit cuts.
See? (points below)
The news in Japanese? Is a crock of shit.
This is at 6:02 +GMT (Japan time) — two hours after they announced lowering forecast.
Top headline from Oct 14, 2013 reads “Sony accelerating to 3rd global smartphone brand” followed by a bunch of bullshit about their eReader.
This is TWO hours after they announced Q2 losses.
The Japanese media failing to deliver information — good, bad or indifferent — is a bit…bizarre.
I’m going to keep checking, to see if or when the Japanese outlets will report. Maybe it’s cultural differences but I just don’t get this rose colored glasses mentality, where sugar coating hard facts are accepted (cough-Nintendo-cough)
I’m so afraid that coddling will be the ultimate downfall of this country; no matter how resilient the Japanese are.
DISCLAIMER: please excuse the Windows — my work computer is a X1 Carbon on Win7 T_T
Finally, about 12 hours later, there are three news sources that covered Sony’s losses. Bloomberg Japan, CNET Japan and one Japanese publication, IT Media. Sony, is one of Japan’s icons. Their continuous downfall should be a massive wake-up call to Japan.
I believe in optimism but I also believe in knowing the full truth, assessing the situation realistically, finding a solution and working towards the solution.
Directly communicating harsh realities, isn’t the ‘Japanese way’ but this sugar coating, is very troublesome. I hope this country wakes up soon, accept hard facts and figuring ways to move forth.
Or maybe, the Japanese way is to stay in its protective, isolated bubble.