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                      April 13, 1999

                      Hitachi Selects Advisory Board Members

                      Hitachi, Ltd.(TSE:6501) today announced that the company has completed selection of the 
                      persons from outside the company to be members of its Advisory Board.  The Advisory Board 
                      is a new presidential advisory body established to allow Hitachi to obtain the advice of outside 
                      authorities from various fields.
                       
                      The Advisory Board also has members from inside the company.  The internal members are the 
                      Chairman, Vice Chairman, President and Directors whose responsibilities are closely related to 
                      the theme under discussion.  The Advisory Board will meet twice a year, with the first meeting 
                      scheduled for July 1999.
                      
                      - Members of the Advisory Board:  
                      Josei Itoh (69, Chairman, Nippon Life Insurance Company)
                      	1953	Graduated from Hitotsubashi University with Bachelor of Economics
                      	1953	Joined Nippon Life Insurance Company
                      	1989	President, Nippon Life Insurance Company
                      	1997	Chairman, Nippon Life Insurance Company
                      
                      Sumiko Iwao (64, Professor Emeritus, Keio University)
                      	1957	Graduated from Keio University with Bachelor of Arts 
                      		(Major: Psychology)
                      	1962	Instructor, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
                      	1963	Instructor, Keio University
                      	1968	Associate Professor, Keio University
                      	1975	Professor, Keio University
                      	1999	Professor Emeritus, Keio University; Professor, Musashi Institute of 
                      		Technology
                      
                      Takeo Kani (67, Chairman & General Manager, Morgan Stanley Japan Ltd.)
                      	1954	Graduated from the University of Tokyo with Bachelor of Laws
                      	1954	Joined The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.(IBJ)
                      	1982	Director, IBJ
                      	1984	Managing Director, IBJ
                      	1990	Joined Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc., Managing Director
                      	1991	Chairman & General Manager, Morgan Stanley Japan Ltd.
                      
                      Joseph Kasputys (62, former Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce)
                      	1967	Graduated from Harvard University with MBA
                      	1973	Assistant Administrator for Office of Policy and Plans, U.S. Maritime 
                      		Administration
                      	1975	Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Commerce
                      	1977	Executive Vice President, Data Resources, Inc.
                      	1981	President and CEO, Data Resources, Inc.
                      	1985	Executive Vice President, McGraw-Hill, Inc.
                      	1987	President and COO, Primark Corporation
                      	1988	Chairman, President and CEO, Primark Corporation
                      
                      Toshiro Nishimura (66, Attorney at Law)
                      	1959	Graduated from the University of Tokyo with Bachelor of Laws
                      	1961	Member of the First Tokyo Bar Association
                      	1986	Chairman of Committee on International Relations, Japan Federation of            
                      		Bar Associations (JFBA)
                      	1996	Chairman of Committee on International Human Rights, JFBA
                      	1999	Chairman of The Council of JFBA, International Affairs
                      
                      Note:  Present title and age are as of April 13, 1999.
                      


                      WRITTEN BY Secretary's Office
                      All Rights Reserved, Copyright (C) 1999, Hitachi, Ltd.

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