Leaves school in the fourth grade to take up an apprenticeship at the Miyata Hibachi Shop in Osaka.
Begins to work at the Godai Bicycle Shop.
Joins the Osaka Electric Light Company.
Enrolls in night school classes at the Kansai Commercial and Industrial School.
Marries Mumeno Iue
Quits the Osaka Electric Light Company, and begins manufacturing and selling light sockets.
Founds Matsushita Electric Housewares Manufacturing Works in Ohiraki-cho, Osaka.
Completes construction of the first factory in Ohiraki-cho.
Develops and markets a bullet-shaped bicycle lamp.
Markets a square bicycle lamp as the first National brand product.
Sets forth the Basic Management Objective and Company Creed.
Establishes the Export Trading Division. Announces the true mission of the company at a celebration marking the company's foundation.
Adopts a division system. Constructs a new headquarters and factories in Kadoma, Osaka. Sets forth the Five Principles (Reformulates it as the Seven Principles in 1937.)
Founds an employee training school.
Establishes Matsushita Electric Trading Co., Ltd. Issues basic internal rules for all employees. Incorporates the company as Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
The seven postwar regulations are imposed by the GHQ of the Allied Powers, effectively purging Matsushita management. (The regulations are eventually rescinded in 1950.) Founds the PHP Institute.
Makes his first visits to the United States and Europe.
Concludes a technical tie-up with Philips.
Panasonic brand name used for the first time, on a speaker exported to the US market.
Launches a five-year plan to boost annual sales from 22 billion yen to 80 billion yen.
Establishes Matsushita Electric Corporation of America(MECA), the first post-war overseas sales company.
Becomes chairman of the board. Founds National Thai, the first post-war overseas manufacturing company.
Time magazine runs a cover story on Konosuke.
Holds Atami Conference to solve the problem of flagging sales in the Japanese market. Life runs an article, "Meet Mr. Matsushita".
Initiates the five-day work week.
Assumes the post of executive advisor.
Receives the Panglima Mungku Negrara award from the Malaysian government. Visits China.
Establishes the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management.
Proposes the Japan Prize and becomes the first director of the Japan Prize foundation.
Receives Order of the Paulownia Flowers from Japanese government.
Passes away of pneumonia at the age of 94.