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Hitachi

Hitachi  was founded in 1910 by Odaira Namihei as an electrical repair shop and electric motor manufacturer. The company soon expanded into power generators and electrical appliance manufacture. By the time of the Pacific War, Hitachi Kokuki K.K. was manufacturing aircraft engines and trainer aircraft while Hitachi Seisakusho K.K. had diversified into shipbuilding at its Sakurajima yard at Kagoshima.

References

Hitachi Web Site (accessed 2009-2-10)



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