Sony (SONY)

Hiroki Totoki CFO
Sadahiko Hayakawa IR
Naomi Matsuoka Senior Vice President
Inomata NHK
Suzuki Asahi Shimbun Newspaper
Bam Nikkei
Masuda Nikkei Shimbun
Gassan freelancer
Unidentified Analyst Yaskawa San
Junya Ayada JP Morgan
Ryosuke Katsura SMBC Nikko
Yasuo Nakane Mizuho Securities
Masahiro Ono Morgan Stanley
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Ladies and gentlemen, we will now begin FY21, Q2 earnings announcements of Sony Group Corporation. I'm Okada from Corporate Communications. I'll be serving as master of ceremonies today. This session is to our media analysts and institutional investors to whom we have sent out an invitation in advance. This session is webcast live on our Investor Relations website.

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Naomi Matsuoka

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