M10 Toshiba Science Museum

♣ Toshiba Science Museum  

東芝科学館

The Museum introduces various technologies and products which Toshiba’s has developed including cutting-edge technology and eye-washing electrical devices as well as  its historical development process through the well designed exhibitions and kind guidance.

URL: http://toshiba-mirai-kagakukan.jp/en/index.html

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Visitors will be impressed how Japanese broad and high level of electric technologies were built and how the cutting-edge electric devices were born in Japan, exemplified by Toshiba, by the viewing Museum exhibition.

In this Guide, we will examine the Toshiba’s technology development process in the historical perspectives and epoch-making product line which exhibited in the Museum corner.

Accsess:

F Lazona Kawasaki Toshiba Bldg., 72-34, Horikawa-Cho, Kawasaki.
1 minute on foot from JR Kawasaki Station West Exit
Tel: +81-44-549-2200


Toshiba’s History Zone of the Museum

This section shows how Toshiba was born and developed in history, as well as the significant technological innovation.

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Founder’s Room:

Toshiba was founded by Hisashige Tanaka and Ichisuke Fujioka, both of whom became a pillar of Japan’s modern scientific technological history. In this booth, visitors  can see Mannen Jimeishou, Masterpiece of “Wadokei”, invented by Hisashige Tanaka who was called “Karakuri (Mechanical) Giemon” and articles about Ichisuke Fujioka, who was described as the Japanese Edison.

Source: http://toshiba-mirai-kagakukan.jp/en/learn/history/toshiba_history/index.htm

http://toshiba-mirai-kagakukan.jp/en/learn/history/toshiba_history/spirit/index.htm

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Hisashige TanakaToshiba’s roots go back to a small shop and factory in Ginza’s “brick town,” founded in 1875, and Hakunetsu-sha & Co., Ltd., founded in 1890.

One of Japan’s greatest inventors, he was known as “the genius of mechanical wonders.”

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Ichisuke Fujioka

People dubbed him the “Father of Electricity in Japan”

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Tanaka Engineering Works (1873)  and Tokyo Shibaura Denki (1939)


Exhibition in the History Zone;

Toshiba’s Innovative Product; The First pf Their Kind

Electric washing machine, which set women free from housework and 60kW two-phase AC generator which lit the towns of Japan.          In all ages, new electric appliances have been creating new ways of life. Refrigerators, washing machines, color TV sets, and electric fans…..            Toshiba manufactured these electric appliances which became popular for the first time in Japan

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Overview of Toshiba History Zone

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Trial Production of the World’s First Double-Coil Bulb (1921);


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(1) Various  Electric Appliances  in the Pre-War Period; (2) World’s First Inverter-Controlled High-Speed Gearless Elevator (1983); (3) World’s First Laptop PC (1985)


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The initiatives to  improvement of technology have accelerated for the products, with high quality and sufficient engineering capabilities.




Creating World’s First and World’s No. 1 products and services became Toshiba’s main target since 2000s

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(1) The World’s first 3D LCD TV not requiring dedicated glasses (2)Vantage Titan 3T / iS Edition, (3) New NAND Flash Memory Products for Embedded Applications


 Attractive Visit spot for Visitors

The scientific advancement seems to have an unlimited possibilities in future. This corner shows how it would change peoples daily life and what will happen in the science technology world by experimental way. The visitors will feel something by seeing and touching them.

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Experiment of Superconductive Magnet Train

Superconductivity technology is used for linear motor car and medical MRI. In this area, we show the mechanism of superconductivity with liquid nitrogen at -196c




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Electrostatic Field
Let’s feel 500,000 volts of electricity!

You can experience the wonders of static electricity by touching the metallic ball which emits 500,000 volts of electricity.


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Information in the Future
Dream comes true!

A car which avoids an accident by detecting a pedestrian running out into the road or another car. Flash memory which can store an entire collection of books in one library. A small semiconductor can turn big dreams into reality.


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Cities in the Future

Cities are full of ideas of how not to waste limited resource of power including regenerative energy and rechargeable batteries.


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Energy Use in the Future

For the eternally sustainable future…
Methods of eco-friendly power generation are being created one after another.


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