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Era over as Sharp's former headquarters meets wrecking ball

Palpable sense of loss with many feeling nostalgia for the good old days

Sharp's former headquarters in Osaka

OSAKA -- The final curtain has fallen on Sharp's former headquarters in Abeno Ward, in the city of Osaka, as demolition work commenced on Monday to make way for a new commercial building.

After facing the threat of bankruptcy, Sharp went under the umbrella of Taiwan's giant contract electronics manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn, in August 2016.

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