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Tech expo illustrates Japan's hunger for digital transformation

Sony, Panasonic and others to showcase latest products and services

Toshiba President and CEO Satoshi Tsunakawa gives an online speech during the opening of Ceatec 2021 on Oct.15. (Screenshot from Ceatec website) 

TOKYO -- Japan's annual home electronics and IT trade show held an opening event on Friday featuring online speeches from Toshiba's CEO and the country's digital minister, both of whom stressed the importance of accelerating digital transformation in a post-pandemic "new normal" world.

The four-day Ceatec expo, which officially kicks off on Tuesday, is being held online for the second year in a row due to COVID-19.

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