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Sharp fears for future as Japan TV makers bleed

Sharp Corp's President Takashi Okuda attends a news conference in Tokyo November 1, 2012. Struggling Japanese TV maker Sharp Corp warned it might not be able to survive on its own, as it almost doubled its full-year net loss forecast to $5.6 billion, and said it was considering alliances with other companies. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Sharp Corp's President Takashi Okuda attends a news conference in Tokyo November 1, 2012. Struggling Japanese TV maker Sharp Corp warned it might not be able to survive on its own, as it almost doubled its full-year net loss forecast to $5.6 billion,...more

Sharp Corp's President Takashi Okuda attends a news conference in Tokyo November 1, 2012. Struggling Japanese TV maker Sharp Corp warned it might not be able to survive on its own, as it almost doubled its full-year net loss forecast to $5.6 billion, and said it was considering alliances with other companies. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A logo of Sharp Corp is pictured at CEATEC JAPAN 2012 electronics show in Chiba, east of Tokyo, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A logo of Sharp Corp is pictured at CEATEC JAPAN 2012 electronics show in Chiba, east of Tokyo, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A logo of Sharp Corp is pictured at CEATEC JAPAN 2012 electronics show in Chiba, east of Tokyo, October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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A man stands behind Sony Corp's logo at an electronics store in Tokyo October 31, 2012. Sony Corp is likely to say it returned to an operating profit for July-September after it sold a chemicals business, but investors still aren't sure a consumer electronics revamp will deliver the profit growth the group seeks. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A man stands behind Sony Corp's logo at an electronics store in Tokyo October 31, 2012. Sony Corp is likely to say it returned to an operating profit for July-September after it sold a chemicals business, but investors still aren't sure a consumer...more

A man stands behind Sony Corp's logo at an electronics store in Tokyo October 31, 2012. Sony Corp is likely to say it returned to an operating profit for July-September after it sold a chemicals business, but investors still aren't sure a consumer electronics revamp will deliver the profit growth the group seeks. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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Pedestrians are reflected on a glass window outside Panasonic Corp's showroom in Tokyo November 1, 2012. Panasonic said it will lose almost $10 billion this business year as it cleans house of poorly performing operations, writing down billions of dollars of goodwill and assets in its mobile and energy units while its new boss readies for a fresh bout of restructuring. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

Pedestrians are reflected on a glass window outside Panasonic Corp's showroom in Tokyo November 1, 2012. Panasonic said it will lose almost $10 billion this business year as it cleans house of poorly performing operations, writing down billions of...more

Pedestrians are reflected on a glass window outside Panasonic Corp's showroom in Tokyo November 1, 2012. Panasonic said it will lose almost $10 billion this business year as it cleans house of poorly performing operations, writing down billions of dollars of goodwill and assets in its mobile and energy units while its new boss readies for a fresh bout of restructuring. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao
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