Fall of the Japanese electronics giants
2 April 2013 Last updated at 03:06 BST
It has been 100 days since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in Japan.
More than three months into the job, the economy is showing little signs of a turnaround.
Mr Abe is pursuing an ultra-easy monetary policy, which he hopes will urge consumers to spend, and companies to invest.
But that could be a real challenge for the electronics sector.
Sony, Sharp, Panasonic - these electronic giants were once household names. Now they are in deep trouble. Panasonic is expected to post an $8bn loss this year. Meanwhile Sharp could post a loss of $5bn and potentially go bankrupt.
What led to the current state of these corporate giants?
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.