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Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO Kazuo Hirai, center, bows along with two other executives at a press conference in Tokyo on Sunday. The three executives apologized for a security breach in the company's PlayStation Network that caused the loss of personal data of some 77 million accounts on the online service. See story here.

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In any civilized world, if an organization makes a mistake, the boss is held accountable and they must publicly admit that they didn't meet customer expectations. Takes the credit for successes, but apparently not failures or faux pas. I say the execs true colours are showing like a neon light. Let them take the rap as well.

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Despite of being a multinational corporation all the western Sony executives seems to be conveniently missing. Need see all Sony CEO's lined up manning up and do a proper Mishima style apology after a cataclysmic gaffe such as this one.

cyan77 -- nonsense. "The western Sony executives" as you phrase it, know this bowing thing works only in Japan, and, as a result is better executed by Japanese. The western execs are busy doing actual damage repair and trying to solve the problem, rather than just following some presecibed and meaningless PR ritual/process. You see folks outside of Japan are expecting results, and fast, or did you miss that the U.S. Congress wants answers by Friday?

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another apology , so boring. Dudes, think outside the bun, do something different .

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give out your credit card numbers and we'll call it even

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Lost points on the choreography, the right side exec not bowing down enough. Do you bow again for poor bowing??? Are there different types of loser bows? What, say, would be the difference if this were TEPCO and friends? Or mass killers? Doesn't matter. These are utterly meaningless when everyone is a screwup.

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bows to apologize is overrated. harakiri is the way to go.

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Despite of being a multinational corporation all the western Sony executives seems to be conveniently missing. Need see all Sony CEO's lined up manning up and do a proper Mishima style apology after a cataclysmic gaffe such as this one.

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That bow thing don't work outside japan, they better get they bank account ready to lose a few hundred millions!

OH! and do some crying in from of congress.

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Haven't these morons learnt to bow properly? That is a lame effort considering how many people around the world their company has affected. I say nationalise SONY, J-Govt!

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They guy on the right of the image is not being very sincere, check out the shallow angle of his bow!

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