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CEO declares Sony has regained 'confidence, vigor'

Shareholders, though, bemoan a brand they say is losing its luster

Visitors walk past a signboard that reads "Sony's Annual Shareholders Meeting" at a hotel in Tokyo on June 15.

TOKYO -- Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai at Thursday's shareholders meeting stressed that his company has regained its confidence, thanks to reforms the Japanese corporate icon has been undertaking during the past five years.

Not all shareholders, however, were convinced that Sony is pointed in the right direction, with some raising concerns that the brand is losing its shine.

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