Sir Stephen John Gomersall receives the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun from the government of Japan

London, UK, April 29 2015 -- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that the government of Japan conferred upon Sir Stephen John Gomersall, Deputy Chairman of Hitachi Europe, and former British Ambassador to Japan, the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun at the 2015 Spring Conferment of Decorations. The award is given in recognition of his significant contributions to strengthening and promoting both the economic relationships and mutual understanding between Japan and the UK.