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Hitachi Christmas Tree Light Up Ceremony (PDF Type, 87 kByte)

December 7, 2012

Hitachi Christmas Tree Light Up Ceremony

Manila, Philippines, December 7, 2012 — Hitachi Asia Ltd. today announced the launch of Hitachi’s Christmas Tree Light up Ceremony organized by the Hitachi Group of Companies in the Philippines at the Sports, Hobbies and Fitness Area of Alabang Town Center.

Themed “A Season of Light, a Season of Hope”, the ceremony highlights the synergy among the Hitachi Group Companies in the Philippines to usher in the spirit of goodwill and hope in the season of joy, love and peace. This is also in line with Hitachi’s commitment to give back to the society through our business as well as social contributions.

This year, the Hitachi Christmas tree, fully decorated with LED lights, is made up of three elegant stained glasses and adorned with unique Hologram stickers from Japan, designed with nature’s bountiful images to emphasize Hitachi’s concern for the environment. Each of the stained glasses features a theme, which represents Hitachi’s contributions in the Philippines: Environment Contribution, Energy & Water Business, and Rail & Consumer Products. In addition, a picture panel will be placed in front of each stained glass to provide more information about the theme.

Another important aspect in contributing back to society is to build and groom future generations. To achieve this, Hitachi will be donating approximately 600 books to the Aklat, Gabay Aruga Tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP) Foundation Inc., a non-profit organization that strives to provide underprivileged children with the opportunity to study.

The Christmas Tree Light Up Ceremony will be hosted by Filipina actress and host, Ms Issa Litton, and will include exciting performances by one of the most popular local group at present, the “Akafellas”. The highlight of the night is the official lighting of the Hitachi Christmas Tree led by Mr. Yoshinori Iwasawa, General Manager of Hitachi, Ltd. Philippine Branch, Mr. Mitsuhiko Shimizu, General Manager of Hitachi Asia Ltd. Philippine Branch and Mr. Tomoki Soutume, President of San Technology Inc.

The Hitachi Christmas Tree will be displayed at Alabang Town Center from now to January 2, 2013.

About Hitachi Asia Ltd.

Hitachi Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. and established in Singapore in 1989, has offices across seven Asian countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam). Focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, Hitachi Asia’s business includes information systems, power and industrial systems, R&D, international procurement and Centre of Excellence. For more information on Hitachi Asia, please visit the company’s website at

About Hitachi Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2019 (ended March 31, 2020) totaled 8,767.2 billion yen ($80.4 billion), and it employed approximately 301,000 people worldwide. Hitachi drives digital innovation across five sectors – Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT – through Lumada, Hitachi’s advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. Its purpose is to deliver solutions that increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at


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