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By Reiji Murai and Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp's move to close its last plasma television factory completes a painful reckoning that has all but killed off Japan's TV industry, once the pride of the country's post-war rise to technological and economic power. In a golden era that began in the 1970s, the country's TV makers brought cutting-edge yet affordable technology and brand names like Sony, the Trinitron and Panasonic into living rooms across the West, at the expense of U.S. and European rivals. ...
|In Panasonic's Plasma Exit, Japan's TV Makers Come To Terms With Defeat|
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