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Japanese PSN to remain off until Sony proves security has been upped

Monday, 16th May 2011 07:21 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Japanese PlayStation Network has been barred from resuming service until Japanese government officials are satisfied that security has improved.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Commerce has not approved Sony’s plan to restart the Japanese PSN alongside international services, Fox Business reports.

The Ministry’s director of Media and Content, Kazushige Nobutani, said he met with Sony representatives and was not satisfied the company had met its targets.

“As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference,” he said, although he would not give details.

Nobutani added that Sony’s reparations to disgruntled consumers may not be robust enough.

“There were similar cases in the past that were caused by other firms, and we are asking Sony whether their measures are good enough when compared to countermeasures taken in the past,” he said.

Following last month’s hacks, the PSN resumed limited service this morning in Europe, the US, and umbrella territories.

Thanks, Engadget.

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  1. rrw

    well

    my friends is in japan and able to play online if he use USA account

    just saying

    #1 3 years ago
  2. neon6

    So basically a number of them were like “Fuck that shit” and worked around the problem presented to them. That’s pretty amazing considering their educational system.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Mike

    ““As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they said they will do on the May 1 press conference,” he said, although he would not give details.”

    Doesn’t sound good, does it?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Telepathic.Geometry

    Might just be for show too though. Either way, I can’t fucking log oooooon! >.<

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    Too bad japanese gamers have to wait more time, or any other gamers in the world for that matter, which also lead me to my main concern, what is the Japanese goverment trying to say?,and why sony didnt wait to have the green light on everything in order to bring back up the PSN on a global scale?, i dont like different treatment between the users, especially when this could lead to a certain advantages (tightier security).

    #5 3 years ago