Form 6-K

                             WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

                                    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 April 2005
                        Commission File Number: 001-06439

                                SONY CORPORATION
                 (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,

                  Form 20-F  X                   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.

                                                            SONY CORPORATION

                                         By:  /s/  Katsumi Ihara    

                                             Katsumi Ihara
                                             Executive Deputy President, 
                                             Group Chief Strategy Officer and
                                             Chief Financial Officer

Date: April 27, 2005

List of materials

Documents attached hereto:

i)   Press release announcing Executive Appointments

                                                                  April 27, 2005
                                                                     No. 04-026E

Executive Appointments

Tokyo, Japan - At its Board of Directors Meeting held on April 26, 2005, Sony
Corporation decided candidates for the positions of Member of the Board. The
selections are subject to the approval of the Ordinary General Meeting of
Shareholders to be held on June 22, 2005.

Members of the Board(*Independent Director)

The candidates for Board Members are as follows. Four new Board Members have
been selected (**).

Howard Stringer

Ryoji Chubachi (**)

Katsumi Ihara (**)

Akishige Okada*      Chairman of the Board (Representative Director),
                     Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.,
                     Chairman of the Board (Representative Director),
                     Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Hirobumi Kawano*     Senior Vice President, JFE Steel Corporation

Yotaro Kobayashi*    Chairman of the Board, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Sakie T. Fukushima*  Representative Director & Regional Managing Director-Japan,
                     Korn/Ferry International
                     Member, Board of Directors, Korn/Ferry International, U.S.A

Yoshihiko Miyauchi*  Director, Representative Executive Officer, Chairman and
                     Chief Executive Officer, ORIX Corporation

Yoshiaki Yamauchi*   Director, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Peter Bonfield* (**) Member of the Board, Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson

Fueo Sumita* (**)    Chief of Sumita Accounting Office

Goran Lindahl

Members of the Board Retired

Nobuyuki Idei

Kunitake Ando

Teruo Masaki

Ken Kutaragi

Teruhisa Tokunaka

Akihisa Ohnishi

Iwao Nakatani        Director of Research, UFJ Institute Ltd., President, 
                     Tama University

Carlos Ghosn         President and Chief Executive Officer, Nissan Motor Co.,