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JAPAN: Panasonic announces additional aid for Tohoku earthquake victims

Japan Earthquake

Panasonic has announced today that it will donate 4,000 solar LED lanterns, in addition to the money and other contributions it had already pledged, to aid victims of the earthquake which struck the Tohoku area in Japan on March 11th.

Panasonic has already committed Y300m (around £2.3m) and donations of 10,000 units each of radios and flashlights and 500,000 dry batteries.

The solar LED lanterns are manufactured by Sanyo, a Panasonic Group company.

Panasonic and its Workers Unions Association will also launch a fund-raising campaign involving employees of the Panasonic Group companies to support the affected area.
You can read more about how the earthquake has affected Japanese consumer electronics companies in our earlier news story.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.