PSN remains down in Japan

The PlayStation Network–Sony’s online hub–was shut down in Europe and North America for nearly a month, but the Land of the Rising Sun has it even worse.

According to a report by Andriasang, PSN has not returned in Japan because Sony must adhere to the rules of Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)…which it hasn’t yet done.

Specifically, because credit card information was compromised, METI wants Sony to tell it how it plans to keep user information safeguarded in the future, which Sony is yet to check off its to-do list, apparently.

You’d think Sony would have PSN up and running in its home country first, but I guess not.