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The Hitachi Global Foundation


Nurturing people, connecting to the future

Nurturing people, connecting to the future

The Hitachi Global Foundation is involved in a range of activities aimed at building a sustainable society, enhancing the lives of the people and contributing to the international community by finding solutions to a variety of issues faced by society today with a primary focus the promotion of academic research, science and technology, human development and support for local communities.

The Hitachi Global Foundation

President Toshiaki Kuzuoka
Address 12F Marunouchi Center Bldg. 1-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-8220 Japan
Telephone +81-3-5221-6675
Facsimile +81-3-5221-6680

Officers and Trustees

As of June 22, 2017

Directors and Auditors

Position Name Occupation
President Toshiaki Kuzuoka Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.
Director Nobuo Kuroyanagi Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Director Mitsunori Takahagi Honorary Executive Consultant, JX Holdings, Inc.
Director Taketoshi Taniguchi Professor,Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Director Masato Dougauchi Professor,Waseda Law School,Waseda University
Director Mutsuko Hatano Professor,Graduate School of Science and Engineering,Tokyo Institute of Technology
Director Masaya Futamiya Chairman, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Managing Director Hiroyuki Onodera Deputy General Manager,CSR and Environmental Strategy Division, Hitachi, Ltd.
Auditor Harumichi Uchida Attoney at Law, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Auditor Yoshinobu Baba Attoney at Law


Name Occupation
Masaru Arai Chairman, Japan Sustainable Investment Forum(JSIF)
Michinaga Kohno President and Chief Executive Officer, Michi Creative City Designers Inc.
Norihiro Suzuki Vice President and Executive officer, Hitachi, Ltd
Takashi Shiraishi President, Institute of Developing Economies-JETRO University Professor, Ritsumeikan University
Kanji Tanimoto Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University
Hisashi Maruyama Representative Executive Officer,President and Chief Executive Officer,Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
Itaru Yasui Chairman, Institute for Promoting Sustainable Societies

History of The Hitachi Global Foundation

Mar 1967
Established the Youth Rehabilitation & Welfare Center
Prevention of youth crime and delinquency
Oct 1967
Established the Society for the Promotion of Technology in Japan
Promotion of science and technology
Changed its name to the Kurata Memorial Hitachi Science and Technology Foundation in 2001
July 1971
Established the Odaira Memorial Foundation
Promotion of family education and community culture
Changed its name to the Odaira Memorial Hitachi Education Foundation in 2001
Sep 1971
Established Correctional Services Foundation
Provision of correctional education and support for people in correctional facilities.
Jan 1972
Established the Pollution Research Center
Environment research and the promotion of environmental preservation
Changed its name to the Hitachi Environment Foundation in 2001
Dec 1984
Established the Hitachi Scholarship Foundation
Provision of financial support and research grants to university faculty
staff of Southeast Asian universities
Apr 2000
Launched the Hitachi Mirai Foundation
Created by merging the Youth Rehabilitation & Welfare Center and the Correctional Services Foundation
Apr 2015
All the Hitachi’s foundations established in Japan were merged together to form the Hitachi Global Foundation

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