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Hitachi America, Ltd. XBRL Business Unit Introduces Data Interactive, New XBRL-Focused Blog

BRISBANE, Calif, November 28, 2006 -- Hitachi America, Ltd. XBRL Business Unit, which develops and delivers eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) solutions for corporate and government customers, today launched a new Web log (blog) – Data Interactive – that will focus on the latest news and opinions related to XBRL adoption. The blog can be found at

Designed as an online magazine focusing on XBRL and its related issues, Data Interactive is updated weekly. The blog is edited by financial expert Bob Schneider and will feature content written by the Hitachi XBRL team and guest contributors from the financial services industry, such as Mike Willis, Founding Chairman of XBRL International and a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Gary Purnhagen, a partner with Merrill Corporation.

“As XBRL achieves greater acceptance in the US, Hitachi intends to be in the forefront of the dialogue regarding its advantages, as well as highlight the key issues that are evolving in the industry. We feel a blog, with its ability to reflect up-to-the-minute information and opinion, is an ideal way to acquaint people with XBRL and keep in touch with those interested in this evolution,” said Dr. Wilson So, director of Hitachi America, Ltd. XBRL Business Unit.