On May 12, 2021, Hitachi, Ltd. announced its new management structure. Starting from this date, President Toshiaki Higashihara will assume the concurrent position of chairman. Following the general meeting of shareholders on June 23, Vice President Keiji Kojima will become the new president. In addition, Mr. Hiroaki Nakanishi will step down as chairman and assume the position of chairman emeritus.
At the press conference held on this day, Higashihara said of Nakanishi that he "respects his determination to concentrate on his medical treatment," while also stating: "It is unfortunate that Mr. Nakanishi is stepping down for health reasons in the middle of his term, and I pray for his quick recovery."