The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita

Based on his belief that the key to good management is people, Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Panasonic, consistently pursued management aimed at contributing to the development of society and the well-being of people around the world through the electronics business. His business philosophy consists of fundamental principles: "A company is a public entity of society," "Customer comes first," and "Start anew every day."

In 1969, going beyond the sphere of business management, he established an organization dedicated to corporate citizenship activities with the goal of achieving a harmonious coexistence with society and promoted an extensive number of actions.

His spirit lives on in Panasonic employees in the form of the company's Management Philosophy and is reflected not only in our daily business activities but also in corporate citizenship initiatives.

Photo of The Founder, Konosuke Matsushita

Panasonic has a long history of carrying out corporate citizenship activities across the world.

1960 | Construction of Famous Tokyo Gate and Lantern

Photo of huge lantern at Asakusa Kaminarimon in Tokyo

Panasonic rebuilt Tokyo's famous landmark, Asakusa District's Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) and its huge paper lantern.
We also donated two statues of the God of Thunder that stand inside the gate in 1978.

1964 | Construction of Japan's Largest Pedestrian Overpass

Photo of Japan's largest pedestrian bridge in front of Osaka Station

Panasonic constructed Japan's largest pedestrian overpass (at that time) in front of Osaka station to ease traffic congestion and insure the safety of pedestrians.

The Founder Konosuke Matsushita

llustration of the founder of Panasonic

Learn about the founder of Panasonic and how he developed his business into a leading global corporation.

Panasonic Konosuke Matsushita Museum

Panasonic Konosuke Matsushita Museum Pictures

The museum introduces the life of Konosuke Matsushita and the numerous milestones that have marked the Panasonic's development.

Panasonic has a long history of carrying out corporate citizenship activities across the world.

On September 13, 2011, Panasonic started "Smiling for Sure 2021" as a video-making assistance program for children still in evacuation life after the Great East Japan Earthquake. This program has been created using the know-how of "Kid Witness News," a video-making assistance program that Panasonic has promoted over the years. Its aim is to encourage children in disaster-stricken areas through a video-making project and bring back their smiley faces and enthusiasm. In the program, children make two video messages titled "What I Want to Say" and "Messages for Us in 2021."