||Born on July 26 in Kanazawa City.
||Graduated from the Tokyo Imperial University. Commenced employment at Koriyama Dento (Koriyama Electric Light) Corporation as a chief engineer.
||Entered the Tokyo Branch of Siemens K.K. Conducted carbide research.
||Produced carbide in Japan for the first time.
Founded Sogi Denki (Sogi Electric), which generated hydraulic power using the Sogi Falls in Kagoshima prefecture.
Founded Nippon Carbide Company and constructed factories at Minamata.
Merged Sogi Denki and Nippon Carbide Company, into the new company, Nippon Chisso Hiryo (currently Chisso Corporation).
||Constructed the world's first Casale process ammonia plant at Nobeoka.
||Initiated hydraulic power production (200,000 kW) at Bujeon Gang in North Korea, which was followed by the constructions on the Chong-Chon River (330,000 kW) and the Ho-Chong River (340,000 kW), and the construction of the Sup'ung power station (700,000 kW) on the main stream of the Yalu river.
||Founded Japan Bemberg Fiber Co., Ltd. (currently Asahi Kasei Corporation)
||Donated all of his own assets, a total of 30 million yen, 25 million yen for establishment of the Noguchi Institute and 5 million yen for the Korean Scholarship Foundation.
Received the First Class Order of the Sacred Treasure.
||Died on January 15 at the age of 72.
Mr. Shitagau Noguchi is known as a great entrepreneur who started as an engineer and succeeded in establishing the Nippon Chisso Hiryo (Fertilizer) K.K. One of his main achievements was the construction of hydroelectric power plants with total electric power generation of 2 million kW, which was equivalent to that of the TVA (Tennessee Valley Authority) development initiated by President Roosevelt in the US, and chemical complexes which utilized the power from the plants.
This achievement, which was due almost to his sole efforts, was reported to be a miracle in the foreign media.
He donated his own assets, 30 million yen (equivalent to 30 billion yen today), to found "The Noguchi Institute" and the "Korean Scholarship Foundation".
These actions will always remain in our memories as a symbol of his unique and great personality.