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Sharp to make English its official language in 2023

Foxconn unit eyes greater overseas push under new president

Sharp was acquired by Apple supplier Hon Hai Precision Industry in 2016 amid financial struggles.   © Reuters

OSAKA -- Sharp plans to adopt English as its official language next year, CEO Wu Po-hsuan said Thursday, as the company ramps up efforts to bolster its TV and home appliance business in the U.S. and Europe.

Wu formerly worked for Sharp parent Hon Hai Precision Industry, the Taiwan-based iPhone assembler also known as Foxconn, and became CEO of Sharp in April. He also assumed the position of president following Sharp's general shareholders meeting Thursday.

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