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What Does the Future Hold for Japan's Electronics Firms?

April 12, 2012

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.



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