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The Hitachi Global Foundation

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 "Building Multicultural Symbiotic & Diversity Societies".

Nurturing people, connecting to the future

The Hitachi Global Foundation

President Tatsuro Ishizuka
Address 12F Marunouchi Center Bldg. 1-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 100-8220 Japan

Officers and Trustees

As of June 18, 2019

Directors and Auditors

Position Name Occupation
President Tatsuro Ishizuka Advisor to CEO, Hitachi, Ltd.
Director Marie Oshima Professor, Interfaculty Institute in Information Studies/Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Director Takashi Oyamada Special Advisor, MUFG Bnak, Ltd.
Director Mitsunori Takahagi Honorary Executive Consultant, JXTG Holdings, Inc.
Director Taketoshi Taniguchi Professor,Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Director Masato Dogauchi Professor of Law, Waseda University, Law School
Director Mutsuko Hatano Professor,Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Director Masaya Futamiya Director-Chairman, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Managing Director Tadaaki Tokonami Managing Direcor, The Hitachi Global Foundation
Auditor Harumichi Uchida Partner (Attoney), TMI Associates
Auditor Yasuhiro Nakajima Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers Arata LLC


Position Name Occupation
Trustee Masaru Arai Chairman, Japan Sustainable Investment Forum (JSIF)
Trustee Michinaga Kohno President and Chief Executive Officer, Michi Creative City Designers Inc.
Trustee Yuri Sato Executive Vice President, Institute of Developing Economics (IDE), Japan External Trade Organization
Trustee Takashi Shiraishi Chancellor, Prefectural University of Kumamoto
Trustee Norihiro Suzuki Vice President and Executive officer, Hitachi, Ltd.
Trustee Kanji Tanimoto Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University
Trustee Naohiko Tamiya Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi Metals, Ltd.
Trustee Itaru Yasui Chairman, Institute for Promoting Sustainable Societies (IPSuS)

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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