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Toshiba joined "Earth Hour 2013" in many countries

[28 March, 2013]

Toshiba joined "Earth Hour 2013" on March 23, switching off neon signs and billboards in major cities around the world including the landmark billboard in New York's Times Square. Also, numbers of production sites turned off their lights to cooperate in energy savings.

Light-down of neon signs and billboards

[Image] New York "Toshiba Vision Times Square"
New York "Toshiba Vision Times Square"

[Image] New York "Toshiba Vision Times Square"
New York "Toshiba Vision Times Square"

[Image] London, UK
London, UK

[Image] Shanghai, China
Shanghai, China

[Image] Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong, China

[Image] Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand

[Image] Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia

[Image] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

[Image] Osaka, Japan
Osaka, Japan

[Image] Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama, Japan

[Image] Wroclow, Poland
Wroclow, Poland

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Activities in production sites

[Image] Toshiba Lighting & Technology Coporation (Yokosuka)
Signboard at headquarter office of Toshiba Lighting & Technology Coporation (Yokosuka) was switched off

[Image] Yokohama Complex
Signboard at Yokohama Complex was switched off

[Image] Narita logistics center of Toshiba Logistics Corporation
Signboard at Narita logistics center of Toshiba Logistics Corporation was switched off

[Image] Ome Complex
Signboard at Ome Complex was switched off

[Image] Fuchu Complex
Signboard at Fuchu Complex was switched off

[Image] Saku Operations
Signboard at Saku Operations was swithced off

[Image] Komukai Complex
Signboard at Komukai Complex was switched off

[Image] Mie Operations
Signboard at Mie Operations was switched off

[Image] NuFlare Technology, Inc.
Signboard at NuFlare Technology, Inc. was switched off

[Image] Iwate Electronics Co., Ltd.
Signboard at Iwate Electronics Co., Ltd. was switched off

[Image] Toshiba Semiconductor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Street lights at Toshiba Semiconductor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. were switched off

[Image] Toshiba Industrial Products Asia Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)
Lights inside buildings at Toshiba Industrial Products Asia Co., Ltd. were swithched off (Vietnam)

[Image] Dalian Toshiba Television Co., Ltd. (China)
Office lights at Dalian Toshiba Television Co., Ltd. were switched off (China)

[Image] Toshiba Information Equipment (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. (China)
Signboard at Toshiba Information Equipment (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. was switched off (China)

[Image] Toshiba Television Central Europe Sp. zo. o. (Poland)
Signboard at Toshiba Television Central Europe Sp. zo. o. was switched off (Poland)

[Image] Toshiba Elevator (China) Co., Ltd.
Lights inside the building of Toshiba Elevator (China) Co., Ltd. were switched off

[Image] Toshiba Elevator (Shenyang) Co., Ltd.
Signboard at Toshiba Elevator (Shenyang) Co., Ltd. was switched off

[Image] Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc.
Lights around the building of Toshiba Information Equipment (Philippines), Inc. were switched off

[Image] Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems Asia SDN BHD (Malaysia)
Lights around the building of Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems Asia SDN BHD were switched off (Malaysia)

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Neon signs and billboards in the following cities were switched off.

Japan

  • Sendai, Yokohama, Osaka (all day light-down on March 23)

North America

  • New York ("Toshiba Vision Times Square")

Europe

  • Paris, London

China

  • Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chongquing

Southeast Asia

  • Bangkok, Jakarta, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Manila

Middle East

  • Dubai, Jeddah

"Earth Hour" was launched in Australia in 2007 by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Sydney Morning Herald. It seeks to raise awareness of climate change by encouraging people to turn off unnecessary lighting at the same time and date. In 2008, it went global.
This year, the event was held from 8:30 to 9:30p.m on March 23, and more than 7,000 cities participated from more than 150 countries and regions. A shadow moved across the globe as people all over the world turned off non-essential lights to cut consumption of electricity.

Toshiba Corporation in Japan started to participate in Earth Hour in 2010, and since then, it continues to participate in the event every year.

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