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Report of foreign issuer [Rules 13a-16 and 15d-16]

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of October 2015

(Translation of registrant's name into English)

(Address of principal executive offices)

The registrant files annual reports under cover of Form 20-F.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F,

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Yes No X

If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):82-______

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

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Documents attached hereto:

i) Press release A nnouncing Sony Corporation to Issue Stock Acquisition Rights for the Purpose of Granting Stock Options

Sony Corporation (the “Corporation”) resolved at a meeting of its Board of Directors today to issue stock acquisition rights (“Stock Acquisition Rights”) for the purpose of granting stock options, pursuant to the provisions of Articles 236, 238 and 239 of the Companies Act of Japan and to the approval of the Corporation’s 98th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 23, 2015.

I. The reason the Corporation will issue Stock Acquisition Rights for the purpose of granting stock options

The Corporation will issue stock acquisition rights to corporate executive officers and employees of the Corporation, and directors and employees of subsidiaries of the Corporation, for the purpose of giving them an incentive to contribute towards the improvement of the business performance of the Corporation and of its group companies (collectively the “Group”) and thereby improving the business performance of the Group by making the economic interest which such directors, corporate executive officers or employees will receive correspond to the business performance of the Group.

The number of shares to be issued or transferred upon exercise of each Stock Acquisition Right (the “Number of...


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