Japanese firms once dominated the consumer electronics industry. But over the last 20 years, they have been overtaken by Taiwanese, South Korean and Chinese rivals.
Meanwhile, Apple has returned from near-collapse to become a fearsome rival in computing and mobile devices. This brief overview of the industry looks at some of the best known names and areas where Japan is competing and falling behind.
Sony's chief executive Kazuo Hirai wants the firm to exploit its entrepreneurial spirit. But analysts say it will struggle....
On the brink of its new fiscal year, Panasonic this week provided an in-depth look at its latest Smart VIERA plasma and LED/LCD TVs that, along with new Blu-ray players and various audio solutions, comprise the company’s home entertainment ecosystem for 2012.