Anritsu Electronics, Ltd. announces that it is the Supporting Sponsor of a major exhibition that explores the historical roots of cutting-edge Japanese technology and design. The exhibit, entitled JAPAN: Tradition. Innovation., will be on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec, from May 20, 2011 through October 10, 2011.
JAPAN: Tradition. Innovation. celebrates a centuries-long Japanese tradition of innovation. Visitors will discover that items that have put Japan on the leading edge of contemporary design – its revolutionary robotics, edgy art and trend-setting fashion – echo earlier Japanese innovations that date back as far as the early 1600s.
“There’s been huge international interest in Japan in recent years because of the popularity of cultural exports such as animé productions, as well as Japan’s technological genius,” said Dr. Victor Rabinovitch, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. “This exhibition takes Canadian audiences a step further by showing very concretely how contemporary Japanese design draws much of its inspiration from the historic Edo period, from 1603 to 1867.”
JAPAN: Tradition. Innovation. is a testament to Japan’s enduring spirit of creativity and to the resilience that is now being drawn upon to help the nation rebuild.
“Anritsu is proud to support this celebration of Japanese creativity and innovation. For more than 110 years, Anritsu has been developing innovative communications technologies, and we felt it was appropriate to support such an important display of Japanese ingenuity and perseverance,” said Tony Paredes, General Manager Anritsu Electronics, Ltd. Canada
The exhibition was developed by the Canadian Museum of Civilization with the assistance of the National Museum of Japanese History in Sakura, Japan and the Embassy of Japan in Canada.
The Canadian Museum of Civilization wishes to thank Anritsu, and all the sponsors and donors of JAPAN: Tradition. Innovation. The Presenting Sponsor is Subaru Canada. Other sponsors and donors include Opening Sponsor Honda Canada, Inc.; the Commemorative Organization for The Japan World Exposition ‘70; the Japan Foundation; the Toshiba International Foundation; and in-kind sponsor PARO Robots U.S., Inc.
Anritsu Company is the American subsidiary of Anritsu Corporation, a global provider of innovative communications test and measurement solutions for more than 110 years. Anritsu provides solutions for existing and next-generation wired and wireless communication systems and operators. Anritsu products include wireless, optical, microwave/RF, and digital instruments as well as operations support systems for R&D, manufacturing, installation, and maintenance. Anritsu also provides precision microwave/RF components, optical devices, and high-speed electrical devices for communication products and systems. With offices throughout the world, Anritsu sells in over 90 countries with approximately 4,000 employees.