Sony Corporation (Japanese: ソニー株式会社, Sonī Kabushiki Gaisha?) (TYO: 6758, NYSE: SNE), or commonly referred to as Sony, is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan and the world's fifth largest media conglomerate with revenue exceeding ¥ 7.730.0 trillion, or $78.88 billion U.S. (FY2008). Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its founders Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka derived the name from sonus, the Latin word for sound, and also from the English slang word "sonny", since they considered themselves to be "sonny boys", a loan word into Japanese which in the early 1950s connoted smart and presentable young men.
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- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
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- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
Latest FEC Datacovers through committee's November 22, 2010 filing.
Summaryoverview of the committee's finances
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Standardized Donation Informationcovers roughly through Q3 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Sony Corp
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Sony Music Entertainment $3,950,000 Sony Electronics $1,250,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Energy & Nuclear Power,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Computers & Information Tech,
- Consumer Product Safety,
- Economics & Econ Development
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.848 Performance Rights Act S.379 Performance Rights Act H.CON.RES.49 H.R.4314 H.R.4315 United States War Bonds Act of 2009 H.R.4316 Affordable Footwear Act of 2009 H.R.4317 Foster Care Mentoring Act of 2009 H.R.4319 Specially Adapted Housing Assistance Enhancement Act of 2009 H.R.4524 Blue Ridge Parkway Protection Act H.R.4886
RegulationsMentioned in 15 dockets
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Sony Corp" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 2 NHTSA Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard; Rearview Mirrors 2009
- Toggle 1 HUD FR–5311–N–03 Buy American Exception Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 2009
- Toggle 1 EERE Energy Conservation Standards for High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps 2010
- Toggle 1 ITC Complaints; Receipts, Requests for Comments 2010
- Toggle 1 ITC Investigations: Certain Display Devices Including Digital Televisions and Monitors 2010
- Toggle 1 CMS Changes to the Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems and FY 2006 Rates 2010
- Toggle 1 ITC Investigations: Certain Flash Memory Chips and Products Containing Same 2010
- Toggle 1 NHTSA Rear View Mirrors and Low Speed Vehicles 2010
- Toggle 1 PHMSA Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards 2009
- Toggle 1 ITC Investigations: Certain Wind and Solar-Powered Light Posts and Street Lamps 2010