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Innovator, educator, tax objector: The life of Panasonic's founder

Long after his death, Konosuke Matsushita is still influencing Japan

A statue of Panasonic founder Konosuke Matsushita stands outside his museum in Osaka.

TOKYO -- "Every person has a path to follow," begins a text displayed at the entrance of the Konosuke Matsushita Museum in Osaka, written by the Panasonic founder himself.

The museum is one of three parts of the new Panasonic Museum, which opened on March 7 -- exactly 100 years to the day when Matsushita established the business. To walk through the exhibits is to follow the path the founder took as he left an indelible mark on Japan. 

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