Hitachi-Japan

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It is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It is the parent company of the Hitachi Group and forms part of the DKB Group of companies. Hitachi is a highly diversified company that operates eleven business segments: Information & Telecommunication Systems, Social Infrastructure, High Functional Materials & Components, Financial Services, Power Systems, Electronic Systems & Equipment, Automotive Systems, Railway & Urban Systems, Digital Media & Consumer Products, Construction Machinery and Other Components & Systems. It is a big Monster.

Hitachi was founded in 1910 by electrical engineer  in Ibaraki Prefecture. Its first product was Japan’s first 5-horsepower induction motor, initially developed for use in copper mining. It soon became the domestic leader in electric motors and electric power industry infrastructure.

World War II and its aftermath devastated the company. Many of its factories were destroyed by Allied bombing raids, and after the war, American occupational forces tried to disband Hitachi altogether. Founder Odaira was removed from the company. Nevertheless, as a result of three years of negotiations, Hitachi was permitted to maintain all but 19 of its manufacturing plants.

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Vocabulary:

  • Conglomerate: Relating to a conglomerate, specially a large corporation.
  • Copper: A red-brown metal, the chemical element of atomic number 29.
  • Aftermath: The consequences or aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event.
  • Disband: Break up or cause to break up and stop functioning.

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Questionnaire:

  • What do you think about Japan being one of the countries with the best economy in the world?

Session 4

Welcome to this activity created by Learning Advisor Ms. Paulina Garduño Suarez from Coapa Branch. Take note of all the pink words, read the text, watch the video and answer the question in the comment section below.

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