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The main sites of research are located in the Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Research Laboratory, Yokohama Research Laboratory, and in the university embedded laboratories at the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Hokkaido University, and in Hitachi Kobe Laboratory in the Kobe Biomedical Innovation Cluster.
Environmental activities are being pursued under the slogan of "Environment conscious R&D for the future.“ Read more about our Environmental Policy.
Further, as Hitachi’s philosophy is to “contribute to society through business,” our regional community activities are based what we can contribute as a laboratory, such as science & technology classes, employees’ knowledge, special interests and skills, the staff and employees at each site.
Cherishing the natural environment is a long-held Japanese tradition, and also a policy of Central Research Laboratory. When establishing the laboratory in 1942, Mr. Namihei ODAIRA, founder of Hitachi, Ltd., gave instructions to avoid cutting the trees. This policy has been adhered to by succeeding General Managers.
Located within a natural setting, Hitachi Research Laboratory provides its researchers with a complete research environment and comfortable living conditions as they tackle new fields and new technologies to build the society of the future. lt actively promotes international activities including international conferences, joint international research, and the receiving of overseas researchers.