Sony Computer Entertainment has announced the full return of the PlayStation Network in Japan is coming on July 6, allowing Japanese users to access all parts of the service after the original outage back in April.
It was revealed in May that the Ministry of Economy had told Sony it could not restart its PlayStation Network services in Japan
until it had provided further information regarding the measures it had taken to provide better security for its users.
Later in the month, PSN was partially restored in Japan, with Japanese gamers unable to access the PlayStation Store and download titles. A full restore of PSN services was conducted on June 2
in the Americas, Europe/PAL territories, and parts of Asia.
In a press release on the Japanese SCE site, and as translated by
Andriasang, PlayStation 3 and PSP owners will now be able to access the online store from this Wednesday, as well as use video functionality through the Qriocity service, and Media Go.
Last week, Sony CEO Howard Stringer stated that
the company believes it was the subject of attack because it tried to protect its own intellectual property.