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Hitachi's incoming president to expand global tech footprint

Promotion of Kojima marks shift toward overseas expansion

Keiji Kojima will be Hitachi's first new president in seven years.

TOKYO -- Hitachi has chosen Executive Vice President Keiji Kojima as its first new president in seven years, positioning him to lead the Japanese technology group through its latest growth phase.

"I'm committed to turning Hitachi into a global leader in social innovation," Kojima said during an online briefing on Wednesday. "The assets for competing on the world stage are now in place."

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