Masao Morita, the son of the late Sony co-founder Akio Morita, has been named chairman of Sony Music Entertainment Japan (SMEJ).

Morita will also assume the position of representative director of Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan, Sony's film concern in Japan. Both positions become effective June 24, it was announced today (June 19).

Morita's task will be to help Sony return to its conventional position as the label with the largest market share in the Japanese music industry.

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