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INHABITAT: When and why did Panasonic decide to create the smart town? Was it related to the disasters of last year?

Mr. Ishio: In the beginning of 2007, Panasonic started to consult with Fujisawa City about how Panasonic could utilize the vacant land after we stopped production in our plants there. Fujisawa City focused on being an "Ecology-Oriented Town" in its city development strategy, while Panasonic has set its focus on becoming the "Number 1 Green Innovations Company in the Electronics Industry by 2018". With similar overall aims in mind, Fujisawa City and Panasonic agreed to use the cleared land to contribute to society in terms of ecology.

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  1. SANUDIYA WILLIE December 10, 2011 at 4:09 am

    it’s interesting to here such information which leads to sustainable development.

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