Hitachi to Participate in the "Survey on Environmentally-Friendly Urban Development in South Africa"

Tokyo, Japan, March 27, 2014 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced its participation in the “Survey on Environmentally-Friendly Urban Development in South Africa” to be conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (“JICA”). This study will focus on the three major South African cities of Johannesburg, Cape Town and eThekwini (Durban), aiming to gather and analyze basic data on social infrastructure in connection with urban development. The outcome will be used to examine the possibilities and areas of Japanese foreign assistance. Hitachi will jointly conduct the data collection and analysis with NIKKEN SEKKEI RESEARCH INSTITUTE (“NSRI”) from March through the beginning of July, 2014.