I feel that like what the US Government did for the US Auto industry, Japan will do for their panel industry. Japan cannot lose to Korea in the panel field like it has in the automobile field.
Apple has sunk a bunch of it's vast coroprate treasure into Sharp recently to hold onto their suppliers.
Wonder how much government assistance Sammy gets from Korea? Like it or not, government funding (ownership) of private enterprise is the only way HUGE multi-national manufacturers are going to be able to survive in this worldwide economic slowdown - the big question is . . . Is it the new-Normal?