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TO GO WITH STORY 'JAPAN-ELECTRONICS-ECONOMY' BY SHINGO ITO This... News PhotoCustomer,Economy,Electronics Industry,Film Set,Finance,Horizontal,Japan,Liquid-Crystal Display,Making,Sony,Store,Television Show,Tokyo - JapanPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPTO GO WITH STORY 'JAPAN-ELECTRONICS-ECONOMY' BY SHINGO ITO (FILES) This pcture taken on November 1, 2012 shows a customer checks out LCD television sets made by Japanese electronics giant Sony at a Tokyo electronics shop on November. Japan's battered electronics producers are in a desperate race against time as they lose more ground to overseas rivals and suffer eye-watering losses that threaten their survival. Sony offered a glimmer of hope for the hard-hit sector, saying that it shrank its first-half net loss while keeping a pledge to eke out an annual profit, after four years in the red. AFP PHOTO / FILES / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)