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Panasonic Design Exhibition

Panasonic Corporation celebrated its 100th anniversary in March 2018. To mark the centennial, Panasonic’s Design Division organised the Panasonic Design Exhibition in Tokyo to give visitors a look back at Panasonic’s design journey...

Panasonic 100th anniversary | Unchanging...

 The times have changed. Our intentions have not. It all began 100 years ago. Panasonic’s history started from the thought “We wish we could use lights and appliances at the same time.” And now, our principle of adding a...

Panasonic’s first washing machine...

Konosuke Matsushita instructed his employees to develop and market a washing machine, saying that “a washing machine is an important product that frees housewives from the heavy labor of housework.” We take great pride at Panasonic...

Panasonic – what’s in a name?

Panasonic is a company rich in tradition and steeped in history, dating back to our first incarnation 1918 as Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works. After a number of name changes as the scope and product range of the company...

Meet Panasonic’s founder, Konosuke Matsushita

 The evolution of Panasonic charts a quest for innovation that began in a tiny two-room tenement and has developed into one of the most successful electronics companies in the world. Our founder, Konosuke Matsushita, built his empire from...

Panasonic’s first radio launched in 1931

Panasonic’s first radio, developed in only three months, attracted thousands to the new entertainment medium. The R-31 3-tube radio was designed in 1931 when radio broadcasts were taking hold all over Japan. However, the radio sets at the...

Panasonic’s first household microwave...

Of all the labour-saving devices meant to make our lives easier, the microwave oven was one that really held up its end of the deal. Nowadays they are an expected part of every kitchen, from the smallest apartment to the grandest homes but it...

Panasonic’s first air conditioner launched...

Our award-winning air conditioners have quite the pedigree! When we released our first air conditioner under the National brand in 1958, it was also the very first mass-marketed household air conditioner in the industry. The lightweight unit...

Panasonic’s first TV launched in 1952

Given the mass saturation of big-screen digital TVs, it’s hard to imagine a time when TV broadcasts were an exciting experiment. But from the late 20s through to the early 50s, every discovery that heralded another advance in television...

Panasonic’s first refrigerator launched in...

Panasonic introduced its first electric refrigerator, the NR-351, in 1953 in a jointly funded venture with Nakagawa Electric Company, which was later renamed the Matsushita Refrigeration Company. The refrigeration mechanism employed a new...