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Toshiba – Japan has new relationship with energy

Toshiba CEO of digital products Masaaki Osumi believes people in Japan have changed their relationship with energy following the earthquake and tsunami that hit the east of the country earlier this year.

"The earthquake has changed people’s values," he said at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics show in Berlin as the video wall behind him filled with cataclysmic images of overwhelmed sea defenses, trucks adrift in swirling waters and towns reduced to matchwood by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit eastern Japan on March 11.

"The biggest change is in people’s relationship to energy," Osumi said in his keynote address.

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