In the same location when Toshiba developed the 80s Floopy Disk, now the place is used to plant lettuce. Likewise with Sharp who put strawberries with the help of LED lights. Fujitsu also did not miss the function of changing their location laboratory once designed semiconductor, which is now used as a location to place vegetables. Japanese tech giants are now known to be busy developing and marketing new types of agricultural technology at their headquarters.
To increase agricultural productivity and replace traditional farming methods, the Japanese technology giant is also learning new ways in the agriculture industry. The agrarian technology approach that is carried out by all the Japanese tech giants is the same as the one around this they did with other high technology.
After the nuclear disaster struck Japan in 2011, Japanese farmers began to look for techniques to increase productivity. High-tech breakthroughs in agriculture are also flourishing. The technology programs offered by all IT giants from Japan are also fairly cheap like the plastic garden (plastic greenhouses) program from Panasonic.
Panasonic’s plastic gardens still use the land for their growing media. But this high-tech garden optimizes natural energy such as sunlight and wind to create an ideal environment for plants. Tanizawa, Head of the Agri-Engineering Project at Panasonic, said that Panasonic’s plastic gardens are worth 2.5 times more than other production plastics. They are targeting this marketing technology aimed at mid-sized agribusiness companies from Japan and from abroad. Panasonic is targeting to earn 5 million yen from the sale of 1,000 plastic garden units in Japan in 2018.
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