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Kazuo Toda

Adviser of the Council, IAUD/Former Vice President, Matsusita Electric Industrial (Panasonic) Co., Ltd.: Japan

February 1941  Born in Osaka Prefecture

1964   Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Shiga University
Joined Matsushita Electronics Industrial Co.,Ltd(Panasonic Corporation)
1970 Worked in product planning of the high-quality audio products "Technics"
1986 Director, Charge of business promotion of the car electronics business, Matsushita Electric Industrial
1988 General Manager, Kitchen Appliance Division and General Manager of Washing Machine Division, Matsushita Electronics Industrial Co.,Ltd
1992 Chief of a department, Home Appliance Business Division
1995 Director, Chief of a department, Home Appliance Business
1997 Executive Director, Home Appliance & Housing Electronics Division
1999 Executive Director, President, Home Appliance & Housing Electronics Company
2000 Executive Director, President, AVC Company
2002 Executive Director, Domestic Home Appliance Sales and Design Division
Chairman, International Association for Universal Design
2003 Executive Director and Executive Vice President, Matsushita Electronics Industrial Co., Ltd.
(Promoted various reforms in the management of the Matsushita Group)
2006 Resigned as Executive Vice President
Appointed Chancellor of the Matsushita Domestic Marketing University
2007 Adviser of the Council, International Association for Universal Design Appointed Principal of Bunka Gakuin (2009-2011 Managing Director) Appointed Specially Professor, Shiga University
Director, ASKUL Corporation
2011 Appointed Visiting Professor, Shiga University
2012 Managing Director, Foundation Ryosuikai
Managing Director, Foundation Ryosui Gakujyutsu Kouenkai


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