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Suita Sustainable Smart Town

Apr 21, 2022

The aim of business, said Panasonic's visionary founder Konosuke Matsushita, should be to improve ... Read More

Pioneering the Future at Tsunashima Sustainable Smart Town

Apr 14, 2022

It could be any city block in suburban Tokyo. A large steel and glass office complex on one corner. A multi-story shopping mall and a gas station on another. A landscaped apartment block behind them. You might drive past it without a second glance. Read More

Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

Apr 06, 2022

From the air it looks like any other modern housing estate, with circles and rows of white houses grouped neatly around a central plaza. A closer look reveals that every house has solar panels on its roof. When you reach ground level, you notice the careful landscaping, the abundance of trees and ... Read More

Panasonic Supporting Wellness and Healthy Living in China

Sep 01, 2021

Leveraging decades of experience and the very latest lifestyle technologies in brand new community developments overseas Read More

COVID-19 Vaccine Transport Frontlines - Cooling Technology Brings Hope to High-Pressure Situations

Jun 15, 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations have begun in Japan. The most pressing issue in the smooth roll-out of the vaccination campaign is the creation of mechanisms for nationwide distribution of a vaccine requiring careful temperature control. Expectations are high that Panasonic's VIXELL cooling boxes are a key ... Read More

Autonomous Robots Deliver Medication Door-to-Door in a Highly Resilient Town of the Future

Apr 14, 2021

In Japan, there are not enough delivery workers and lifestyles are changing, giving way to new challenges. The Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town, located in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, is drawing on its collective power to address these challenges. A new initiative that just began is a cutti... Read More

Enjoy Professional Roasting Techniques at Home with "The Roast"

Mar 15, 2021

Wouldn't it be great if you could enjoy coffee beans from around the world right at home? Better yet roasted by a master roaster. If you love coffee, this is an offer you will not be able to resist. The Roast is a service that makes coffee lovers' dreams come true. We talked to a representative at... Read More

Strategic Move to Ensure a Prosperous Future: Panasonic's Carbon Neutral Challenge

Jan 18, 2021

The creation of a decarbonized society is essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As such, increasingly more companies are attempting to become carbon neutral. Panasonic has been addressing environmental issues for quite some time. Its factories in four countries around th... Read More

Creating "Sustainable Water" in a Water Plant Located Amid Nature's Embrace

Jan 11, 2021

"Suntory Tennensui" is one of the top mineral water brands in Japan. At the end of 2018, one of its water plants, the "Suntory Okudaisen Bunanomori Water Plant" located in Tottori Prefecture became the first plant in Japan to be certified by the international standard, Alliance for Water Stewardsh... Read More

Gentle Lighting for the Starlit Sky? "Star Town" Initiative - Aiming for Certification as a Dark Sky Place

Dec 04, 2020

Bisei Town in Ibara, Okayama Prefecture, is famous as Japan's premier "starlit sky" location. The town is currently investing efforts toward obtaining certification from the NPO International Dark Sky Association (IDA) as a Dark Sky Place. But that certification requires a shift from the existing s... Read More

Panasonic's Contactless Delivery Solution Supports Safe Delivery and Pickup

Dec 03, 2020

Shoppers have been demanding a solution to keep them safe and their food safe, when collecting their online purchases. Panasonic has been providing leading industry solutions for decades and continues today by offering a Contactless Delivery Solution - the all-in-one refrigerated and heated smart l... Read More

Panasonic Is Transforming Agriculture with Its ICT Tools and Soil Analysis Service (Part 2 of 2)

Nov 09, 2020

See Part 1 of 2 Saibai Navi Doctor is focusing on the potential of organic farming Saibai Navi, which launched in December 2016, is a service useful to all farmers, whereas Saibai Navi Doctor caters to producers with an even clearer goal, to reduce agrochemicals, chemical fertilizers, an... Read More

Panasonic Is Transforming Agriculture with Its ICT Tools and Soil Analysis Service (Part 1 of 2)

Nov 09, 2020

Expert farmers rely on their techniques, experience, and instinct honed over the years to grow exceptionally delicious rice, vegetables, and fruits. These techniques cannot be easily replicated by everyone. Only a handful of producers can strike a balance between high quality and high profits, and ... Read More

Preventing Illness with Futuristic IoT Toilets

Oct 20, 2020

Public health in China has improved in the recent years, and as a result, people's awareness for health has increased. Nonetheless, people tend to avoid hospitals as they are chronically crowded and so their illness often becomes severe. The development team in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, where Pa... Read More

Co-creating Community Values with TENNOZ Rim: The Role of People, Things, and Spaces in the Age of New Normal (Part 1 of 2)

Aug 27, 2020

Amid today's environment, the kind of space people want to spend time in is changing drastically. And as a result, it has become imperative to reexamine the values created through town building. Panasonic's "TENNOZ Rim" project, which aims to create new value with partner companies through area ren... Read More

Creating a HiT: Human Body Communications Is Shaking Up the Way People Connect

Jul 22, 2020

HiT, is a service based on the technology that Panasonic provided. It is an information exchange service that uses an electric field around the human body as the media for information transmission. It sounds like a sci-fi movie, but it is in the spotlight of public attention as a popular service in... Read More

Huge Ventilation Fans Just Like an Airliner's Engines: Understanding the Ventilation System Essential for a Safe Tunnel Environment

Apr 21, 2020

The Yamatogawa Route, measuring approximately 10 km in total length, fully opened in March 2020, connecting between Sakai City and Matsubara City in Osaka. Panasonic constructed the tunnel ventilation facilities for this route. Panasonic delivered more products than any other project of this kind i... Read More

The Tall Order of Developing a "100-Year Community": Where Panasonic's First Smart Town Is at 5 Years into That

Feb 17, 2020

Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (FSST) in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan has turned a lot of heads since it opened in November 2014 as one of the few smart cities in the world. Now that it is 5 years old, how has FSST grown over the years? To answer that properly, it was best to visit t... Read More

Sustainable Solar Power Solution on a Remote Japanese Island Creates an Affluent Life in the Present with Eye on 2050

Jan 30, 2020

The island of Miyakojima is located some 300 km southwest of Okinawa, which puts it exactly halfway between Okinawa and Taiwan. Given its remote location, Miyakojima relies on fossil fuels from off the island for about 97% of its energy needs. Because of the precarious situation, a plan was concoct... Read More

Rejuvenating a Provincial City with EVs and Solar Power: An Ingenious Energy Cycling Idea in Motion

Dec 26, 2019

Japan is one of the largest consumers of energy in the world, but, as a country, it does not even supply 10% of the energy it needs. Because Japan must rely on imports from overseas for most of its energy resources, improving the nation's energy self-sufficiency is an important theme. Within that ... Read More

Plant-derived "Cellulose Fiber" May Change the World in the SDG Age

Dec 04, 2019

Plastic waste in the oceans, depleting oil resources and climate change are all environmental concerns, but lately there has been a lot of noise from all corners of the globe to reduce the amount of plastics in the world. This article looks into a next-generation material that might just do that. I... Read More

How the "Kid Witness News" Video Production Program Has Supported the Dreams and Potential of Kids Around the World for 30 Years

Nov 05, 2019

How and where children learn nowadays have changed so much alongside the growing diversity and global reach of information today. In Japan, for example, schools are not viewed as the sole sources of education as they are strongly encouraged to work with a wide range of outside groups and individual... Read More

Finding Light-filled Hearts in a Cambodian Village without Electricity - The Launch of the AKARI: Bringing Light to People Project

Oct 24, 2019

There are said to be about 1.1 billion people in the world living without electricity. With its 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns project, through January 2018 Panasonic has provided light in the form of solar lanterns to regions without electricity, primarily in Asia and Africa. For this feature, we vi... Read More

Conserve Marine Environment through Its Corporate Cafeterias - Panasonic's Challenge to Propagating Sustainable Seafood

Aug 02, 2019

The world's marine resources are in a critical state. Desiring to conserve marine resources for the children of the future and energize the sustainable seafood movement, Panasonic became the first Japanese company to regularly serve sustainable seafood at its cafeterias. With support from food ser... Read More

Projection Mapping Is Revolutionizing Operating Rooms: Tracking Changes in Shape and Location of Organs in Real-Time

Jun 27, 2019

Projection mapping is a state-of-the-art technology used in the entertainment business to project images on buildings and stages. Now, bold efforts are underway to use this same technology in the medical field. Kyoto University, Panasonic and Mitaka Kohki have jointly developed a Medical Imaging P... Read More

An Age Where Robotics Augment Human Abilities Is Coming: Interesting Research Into the Social Integration of Robots at Panasonic's "Robotics Hub"

Jun 18, 2019

Japan finds itself today painfully saddled with an aging population, a falling birthrate and a growing shortage of labor. So, the rush is on to use robotics to solve the unavoidable challenges facing the country. Amidst all that is going on, an initiative was launched to promote robot development ... Read More

Sifting through Resources Is Like a "Treasure Hunting": The Job Asked of Panasonic's State-of-the-Art Electric Appliance Recycling Facility

Jun 11, 2019

The Panasonic Eco Technology Center or PETEC, as most people call it, is located in Kato City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. There, using the latest technologies, they are recovering resources from electric appliances as part of Panasonic's global effort to promote recycle-oriented manufacturing, under... Read More

Behind the Breaking News Sourced from Social Media: Using AI to Quickly Detect and Report News-Worthy Accidents and Events

May 08, 2019

Social media cannot be ignored today as a primary source of information on disasters (earthquakes, floods, accidents, etc.) and emergencies. However, the information contains a lot of unrelated "noise" that makes it difficult to determine the authenticity of the content. FASTALERT, which is introdu... Read More

Developed with Teamwork, Cleaning Robots Busily Vacuum the Floors During the Wee Hours at Tokyo Midtown Hibiya

Apr 22, 2019

More and more households are buying robotic vacuum cleaners because they effectively lessen the labor of cleaning the home. Panasonic teamed up with real-estate developer Mitsui Fudosan to apply that technology and know-how to developing a commercial-grade robotic vacuum cleaner that can efficientl... Read More

Great Possibilities Hidden in "Bone Conduction Technology": Clear Conversations for Noisy Workplaces

Apr 15, 2019

Bone conduction transmits sounds to the brain through vibrations on the bones of the skull, instead of using the eardrum. Technology that applies bone conduction may very well be the savior that will dramatically improve workplace environments of the future. In particularly loud workplaces, a bone... Read More

The First-Ever "Head Car Scuffing Machine" for the Shinkansen Bullet Train: Dexterous Force Control Replicated by "Japan's Engineering Prowess"

Apr 03, 2019

The Tokaido Shinkansen is often described as the pinnacle of Japanese technology. Still, car maintenance is critical to keeping her running safely and stably. The job of scuffing the head car, which is part of the required maintenance, is not only difficult because of the aerodynamic shape of this... Read More

What Is the AI Supporting the First Step? The Reasons for the Birth of the Passenger Boarding Bridge Automated Docking System (Part 2 of 2)

Mar 15, 2019

While inbound demand continues to increase each year in Japan, the airports, which serve as the gateways to the skies, are suffering from a lack of human resources. One solution is the development of "Smart Airports" using AI and IoT. ShinMaywa Industries has completed an automated docking system ... Read More

What Is the AI Supporting the First Step? The Reasons for the Birth of the Passenger Boarding Bridge Automated Docking System (Part 1 of 2)

Mar 15, 2019

With only two years remaining until the start of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, full-fledged preparations are presently under way. Inbound demand (foreign tourists visiting Japan) is expected to increase over current levels, and airports are facing a lack of staff and high turnover ra... Read More

The Launch of a New Era of Stadium Solutions with Electronic Ticketing

Dec 07, 2018

Japan is set to host a series of mega events, such as the Rugby World Cup 2019 and the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. Set in the stadiums and arenas that will serve as the core of the sports infrastructure, Panasonic and Japanese ticketing service company PIA have partnered up to launch ... Read More

Dairy Cattle Births Are Protected by Cameras - Revolutionizing Dairy Farming

Sep 18, 2018

Milking and feeding cows each day are a part of the harsh working conditions endured by dairy farmers. In Japan, which is facing an aging worker population and a lack of workers, the government is looking to improve the work involved in dairy farming, and helping to raise productivity. On the other... Read More

Helping to Resolve Japan's Lack of Long-Term Care Workers: A Transport Assistance Service Using AI

Aug 13, 2018

The long-term care industry has a chronic shortage of workers. Staff members strive to improve work efficiency on a daily basis, but there is, of course, a limit. Here, we are taking a look at a system that assists the work involved in transporting users to and from long-term care facilities. We w... Read More

A New Urban Development Looking Ahead to 2020: Achieving Multi-Functional Use of Street Spaces by Promoting the Removal of Utility Poles

Aug 07, 2018

In order to increase the city's disaster prevention power and achieve a "safe city" where citizens can live in peace of mind, the city of Tokyo established the "Tokyo zero pole plan" in March 2018. Currently, the practical realization of the "Smart Street Solution," a collaborative project by Panas... Read More

Luggage-free Travel in Japan - Panasonic's Hospitality Solutions

Jul 17, 2018

Japan welcomes more and more visitors from abroad every year. The number of inbound tourist in April 2018 was 2,901,000, up by 12.5% year on year (according to the Japan National Tourism Organization), the highest number of inbound tourists Japan has ever received in a month. This number is expec... Read More

Bike Sharing Brings Ideal "Daily Transportation" to the Heart of the City

Jun 20, 2018

The year 2020 is only a little more than two years away. As concepts such as self-driving vehicles, drones, and BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) gather increasing attention, a transport system known as "Bike Sharing" is penetrating Japan as the number 3 means of public transport following trains and buses. ... Read More

State of the Art Berlin - How Panasonic Creates Immersive Art and Media Experiences in Germany's Capital

Jun 04, 2018

With 4K/HDR video equipment and no less than 87 high-tech video screens, Panasonic takes you right into the heart of cultural Berlin. At the Berlin Philharmonic, Panasonic's video solutions facilitate the incredible Digital Concert Hall streaming service while just a short walk away, Panasonic's vi... Read More

Introducing AI-equipped Tomato Harvesting Robots to Farms May Help to Create Jobs

May 23, 2018

The number of people engaged in agriculture in Japan is decreasing, and the country's elderly population is rapidly increasing. Agricultural high-tech is one of the measures that are seen as a solution to these problems. In the midst of this, "harvesting robots" driven by AI and robotic technology ... Read More

What's the "Facial Recognition Gate" That's Revolutionizing Today's Airports?

Mar 21, 2018

While aiming to become an advanced, world-level tourist destination, the Japanese government is conducting a variety of safety measures. Worthy of special mention among these is an effort to streamline the departure and return processes for Japanese travelers by applying facial recognition technolo... Read More

Panasonic Brazil Creates a New Format of Cinema with Panasonic Projectors in the Greatest Center for Catholic Evangelization of Brazil

Jul 25, 2017

The movie tells the story of a Brazilian Saint called "Nossa Senhora da Aparecida" ("Our Lady from Aparecida") in a 3D cinema experience, without the need of any special glasses. Read More

Six Technologies Changing North America's Quick Cup of Coffee

Mar 29, 2017

Ever stood in line for a cuppa joe and wondered what it really takes to deliver coffee fast? Here are six interesting factoids that'll turn your next visit to your favorite cafe into a culinary conversation starter. Read More

Panasonic: Revolutionising How Canadians Build, Work, and Live

Mar 17, 2017

Any company that promises to create "A Better Life" and "A Better World" for users of their products sets high expectations to deliver on that lofty commitment. And even though Panasonic has been a trusted brand in Canada for nearly 50 years, most Canadians still tend to think of traditional consu... Read More

Dallas Cowboys Score with Sports-Entertainment District

Feb 15, 2017

From the highway to the stadium, Panasonic's huge, high-res videoboards, digital wayfinding and other leading audiovisual solutions enhance the fan experience for leading pro sports brand at trend-setting mixed use complex Read More

A Large Delivery of Laser Projectors to Support the "Story of the Forest" Performance at the National Museum of Singapore

Feb 02, 2017

Panasonic System Solutions Asia Pacific (PSSAP) delivered 59 PT-RZ670BE (6,500lm WUXGA) laser projectors to the National Museum of Singapore. The largest delivery of laser projectors to a single museum is contributing to an epic projection performance. Read More

Magic is Where History and Technology Intersect - Bringing Stories Back to Life with Panasonic

Dec 19, 2016

Panasonic's leading audio visual solutions, laser projectors and 4K screens contribute to museum experiences all over the world. Northwest of Copenhagen, two Danish museums form its biggest showcase for audio visual technology anywhere in Europe: Moesgaard Museum of cultural history in Aarhus a... Read More

Panasonic CityNOW Technologies are Helping the Atlanta Braves Redefine the Fan Experience

Aug 08, 2016

When the Atlanta Braves open their 2017 baseball season next spring at SunTrust Park, their new state-of-the-art home in Cobb County, Georgia, fans will be treated to a completely immersive 'community' experience that extends far beyond the stadium itself. Located at the intersection of I-75 and I-... Read More

Panasonic Creates Projection Magic at ArtScience Museum in Singapore

Apr 21, 2016

Panasonic System Solutions Asia Pacific ("PSSAP") delivered 42 projectors and 10 flat panels to Artscience Museum, the world's first museum based on the theme of "art and science," and one of Singapore's most iconic destinations, located on Marina Bay. Read More

Vol 17Panasonic Installed the First Digital Signage System Giving Fans Full Visibility from Everywhere at Arena da Baixada in Brazil

Jan 20, 2016

Arena da Baixada is the first venue in the country to receive the integrated system, with 220 TV sets and a single content control center. Read More

Vol 16Maximising the Value of Landed Properties: A Study of Tokyo Homes

Nov 29, 2015

Like many megacities, space in Tokyo is at a premium. While the city accounts for a mere 0.6% of Japan's total land area, it is home to 10.5% of the nation's 127 million people. With such high population density, there comes an emphasis on land space, and for Tokyo, a need to fully utilise this lan... Read More

Vol 15Panasonic Indoor Vegetable Farm Offers More Opportunities for Farm-To-Table Experience

Nov 18, 2015

Panasonic Factory Solutions Asia Pacific (Panasonic) retails locally-harvested produce from its indoor agriculture facility under the Veggie Life brand. Read More

Panasonic Signs Solar Leasing Agreement with Sunseap for Refrigeration Devices Factory

Oct 28, 2015

Panasonic Appliances Refrigeration Devices Singapore (PAPRDSG) signs a new 25-year leasing agreement with Sunseap, the country's largest clean energy provider, on a 2.4 megawatts (MW) photovoltaic (PV) system at the factory. This brings the factory's total solar capacity to 2.8 MW. At its peak, th... Read More

Panasonic's Solar Farm Bringing Sustainable Energy Solutions to Central America

Sep 29, 2015

Panasonic has revealed the successful implementation of its overseas solar farm solution, the 'El Angel' project, which reached completion in early May this year. Taking place in El Salvador, Central America, the 'El Angel' project aims to answer not only the region's rising demand for energy but ... Read More

Vol 12"Power Supply Container" Improves Educational Environment and Water Supply Conditions

Aug 04, 2015

A "Power Supply Container" resolves the 32-year non-electrification situation of an elementary school in Indonesia and enhances their educational environment. It also improves the water environment by the installation of the pump. Read More

Vol 11Professionals Talk About Panasonic's 4K Solutions

Nov 19, 2014

Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation released a video on November 19, 2014, to introduce examples of 4K solutions that Panasonic is spearheading for AV evolution. Read More

Vol 10Actual Examples of Energy Saving Solutions for Supermarkets are Featured in the Video, “Developing Eco Stores Around the World”

Sep 17, 2014

Panasonic has developed a wide range of energy-saving solutions, such as freezer-refrigeration systems, which are used by a major supermarket chain in the U.S., and in Japan’s “CO-OP Sapporo” consumer cooperative and “Heiwado.” This video presents actual examples in e... Read More

Vol 9Stand-Alone Solar Power "Container" Supports Educational Development on Remote Indonesian Island

Jul 22, 2014

Indonesia consists of approximately 13,000 islands, many of which lack access to electricity due to the difficulty building large power plants and running power lines in the distinctive geography. Panasonic chose Karimunjawa Island, an island located not far from Java Island, near Jepara District, ... Read More

Vol 8AV & Security Solutions Active at the Stadiums in Brazil

Jun 26, 2014

Panasonic's AV and security solutions have been active in two major stadiums in Brazil. Read More

Vol 7Solutions to Help Educators While Inspiring Fun Education

May 14, 2014

Panasonic is committed to creating a better life and a better world, continuously contributing to the evolution of society and to the happiness of people around the globe. Through its wide range of business solutions, Panasonic is looking to create a "new Panasonic" which can truly achieve "A Better... Read More

Vol 6Effective Wireless Solutions for Disaster Prevention as a Test-bed in Indonesia

Apr 21, 2014

In Indonesia, where earthquakes and tsunami are common, how can Panasonic deliver a solution even when disaster strikes? Panasonic is committed to creating a better life and a better world, continuously contributing to the evolution of society and to the happiness of people around the globe. Throug... Read More

Vol.5Panasonic-Anchor's new lighting business begins in Mumbai, India

Feb 24, 2014

Continued rapid growth in India’s economy is changing the country’s living environment and inspiring many of its citizens to seek more comfortable living spaces. Kana, a writer living in India, visits India’s first showroom for home LED lighting (which opened on December 2, 2013)... Read More

Vol.4Leading the Growth of Solar Energy in New Zealand

Feb 10, 2014

New Zealand has focused on the use of eco-conscious, renewable energy. And Panasonic New Zealand has been promoting solar panels for homes and businesses with the belief that solar power holds the key to energy solutions. This video introduces various projects Panasonic is undertaking in New Zeal... Read More

Vol3Panasonic Solutions in New Zealand

Dec 25, 2013

In 2013, Panasonic announced that by cooperating with various partners with respect to its B2B business and through its digital consumer business, it would propose "A Better Life, A Better World." This video introduces the various B2B solutions Panasonic provides in New Zealand. The important field... Read More

Vol.2High Technology and History Meet in Tomorrow Street

Nov 13, 2013

Hello, this is Cameron, a native of Auckland and Panasonic’s reporter on the scene. Genesis Energy’s Tomorrow Street was launched in June 2012, renovated part of the old North Shore of Auckland, New Zealand into a smart town. Initiated as a test case by local power company Genesis Ener... Read More

Vol.1Panasonic HIT Solar Cell Modules Power the Federal Environment Agency in Germany

Nov 06, 2013

Hello everybody. This is Hideko, Panasonic's reporter in Berlin. In this issue, I visit the Berlin branch of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), which moved to a new office building on August 30, 2013. The cutting-edge building, called Haus 2019, generates all the energy it needs, mak... Read More

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