Participation in Event Sponsored by Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, Ministry of Economics, Republic of Latvia

Tokyo, April 26, 2012 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that the Company accepted an invitation from the Republic of Latvia to join representatives from the Latvian and Japanese governments at a conference organized by the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia and the Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia dealing with the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant construction project. The conference was held on April 26 at Riga Technical University in Latvia. Hitachi gave a presentation on its nuclear business and its activities in Europe, particularly in Eastern Europe where future development is anticipated.