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Toshiba Science Museum’s origins date far back to the Mazda Lighting Institute established in 1927. The facility was set up to teach the usefulness and use of electric lighting and other electrical products, that started to come into wide spread use at that time. The Institute offered guided tours of the facility, so this was really the beginning of our museum. Unfortunately, the facility was reduced to ashes by an air raid in 1945, but in 1961, it was revived as the “Toshiba Science Museum”. In January 2014, we moved to this site facing Kawasaki Station as the current Toshiba Science Museum. Over 10 million visitors toured the museum over the past 60 years.

Toshiba Science Museum has three roles. The first is to introduce Toshiba group’s cutting-edge technologies or business initiatives for realizing a prosperous society; the second is the preservation and exhibition of our industrial heritage and history, which opened up a new world; and the third is to promote activities that spark an interest in science, and to promote science and technology education for the young people who will be leaders in the next generation. For fulfil these roles, our museum is separated into 3 zones where information is disseminated with various ways.

The development of science and technology makes our lives richer and more comfortable. We hope you will enjoy experiencing the wonder and excitement of cutting-edge science and technologies that will lead to the future, and that your curiosity will be stimulated. Perhaps your visit here today will eventually turn into a passion for enriching the world. We will continue to operate as a communications facility for cultural exchanges in collaboration with the local community, focusing on the theme of interaction between people and science.

Let's experience the future together. We look forward to welcoming you to the museum.

Toshiba Science Museum Director

Hiroyuki Fuke

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