The Founder

Konosuke Matsushita Today in History April 3

Mar 28, 2016

Eighty-two years ago, on April 3, 1934, Matsushita Electric opened a staff training school. Young b... Read More

Konosuke Matsushita Today in History February 23

Feb 15, 2016

Fifty-four years ago, Konosuke Matsushita appeared on the cover of the February 23, 1962 issue of TIME magazine, the largest weekly English-language news publication in the world. With the eyes of the world on Japan and its sustained economic growth, Japanese companies were beginning to attract gre... Read More

Konosuke Matsushita Today in History January 18

Jan 12, 2016

Sixty-five years ago, on January 18, 1951, a Pan American airplane took off from Haneda Airport with one passenger being Konosuke Matsushita making his first overseas visit. His destination was the United States. Upon breaking free from the postwar predicament, he immediately turned his eyes to the... Read More

Konosuke Matsushita Today in History December 15

Dec 08, 2015

Eighty years ago, on December 15, 1935, in conjunction with our company's incorporation, we adopted the division company system and thereby established nine division companies based on the different types of business. Photo: Konosuke Matsushita in 1933 (front row, second from left) Read More

Konosuke Matsushita Today in History November 23

Nov 16, 2015

One-hundred and eleven years ago, on November 23, 1904, Konosuke Matsushita left his home in Wakayama, stepped from the train at the Osaka Namba station, and headed to the Miyata Hibachi Store on the Hachimansuji line to start his life as an apprentice. That day, Konosuke, who pursued his commitmen... Read More

Konosuke Matsushita Today in History October 28

Oct 23, 2015

Founder Konosuke Matsushita foretold that "The 21st century will be the era of Asia including Japan and China." Thirty-Seven years ago today, on October 28, 1978, the history of Panasonic's development in China began with a visit by Chinese Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping to our TV Division. June 197... Read More

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