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No PSN for Japan

Sony's online services haven't yet come back online in Japan because the government won't let the company throw the switch just yet.

Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported on Sunday that Sony will not be allowed to restart its online services in Japan until it provides the government with information on how it is improving security and ensuring a similar incident will not occur again.

"We met with Sony on May 6 and 13, and basically we want two things from them," said Kazushige Nobutani, director of the Media and Content Industry department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. "The first is preventative measures. As of May 13, Sony was incomplete in exercising measures that they say they will do on the May 1 press conference." The second was how Sony intended to regain the confidence of its customers.

The hold on the restoration of Sony's online services affects both PSN and Sony Online Entertainment's games, both of which are already back online -- though with some features still inaccessible for now -- in the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as No PSN for Japan


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