Japanese Manufacturer Earthquake Related Plant Closures

The following table summarizes what major Japanese manufacturers have said about closures following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that damaged plants and crippled nuclear power plants, causing electricity shortages.

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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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Asahi Breweries Ltd.         2      Beer             Plants damaged
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Bridgestone Corp.            0      Tires            Reopened three plants
                                                     in Tochigi today. Two
                                                     plants to start delivering
                                                     tires on March 18.
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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Canon Inc.                   9      Lenses,
                                    steppers,
                                    inkjet
                                    printer
                                    devices
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Daihatsu Motor Co.           4       Autos           Plants closed through
                                                     today; may lose
                                                     output of 9,600 units
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Denso Corp.                  10     Auto parts       Closed at least
                                                     through today
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Fuji Heavy Ltd.              5      Autos            Plants closed until
                                                     March 20
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Fujitsu Ltd.                 10     Chips, PCs,
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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                                    printers
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Hino Motors Ltd.             3      Trucks.          Plants closed until
                                    buses, cars      at least today
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Hitachi Ltd.                 6      Home
                                    appliances,
                                    power-
                                    generating
                                    facilities,
                                    elevators,
                                    control
                                    systems,
                                    auto parts
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Honda Motor Co.              6      Autos,           Plants halted through
                                    engine parts     March 20;
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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                                                     losing production of
                                                     16,600 autos
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Isuzu Motors Ltd.            2      Autos            Plants closed until
                                                     March 18
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Japan Tobacco Inc.           5      Cigarettes,      Plants were damaged
                                    raw materials,
                                    cigarette filters
                                    
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Kao Corp.                    4      Detergent,       Trying to shift
                                    diapers,         output to other
                                    chemicals,       plants
                                    cleaning
                                    products
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Kikkoman Corp                1      Ketchup,         Closed at least
                                    other            through yesterday
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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Kirin Holdings Co.           2      Beer             No decision made on
                                                     reopening damaged plants
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Mazda Motor Corp.            4      Autos            Plants closed until
                                                     March 20 due
                                                     to parts shortage
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Meiji Holdings Co.           8      Snacks,
                                    dairy
                                    products,
                                    drugs,
                                    food
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Mitsubishi Motors Corp.      0      Autos            Operation at three
                                                     plants resumed today.
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Nestle Japan Ltd.            1      Confection       Minor plant damage
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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Nikon Corp.                  4                       Plants remain closed
                                                     yesterday
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Nissan Motor Co.             6      Autos            Four plants closed
                                                     through today; two
                                                     plants through
                                                     March 18
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Panasonic Corp.                     Cameras,         Halted some plants;
                                    audio            factory run by
                                    equipment,       Sanyo Electric Co.
                                    electronic       unit making air
                                    devices          conditioners
                                                     reopened yesterday
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Pioneer Corp.                1      car              Plant closed
                                    stereos,         because customers’
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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                                    navigation       car plants are
                                                     shut
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Renesas Electronics          7                       Seven plants
Corp.                                                were closed March
                                                     15; update
                                                      pending
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Sapporo Holdings Ltd.        2      Beer             No decision made on
                                                     reopening damaged plants;
                                                     studying ways to boost
                                                     production at other sites
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Seiko Epson Corp.            4                       Plants remain
                                                     closed yesterday;
                                                     one is inside
                                                     nuclear
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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                                                     evacuation zone
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Sharp Corp.                  1                       Reduced operating hours
                                                     starting yesterday due to
                                                     power supply issues.
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Shiseido Co.                 1      Shampoo          Minor damage;
                                                     to resume output
                                                     around March 28
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Sony Corp.                   8      Blu-ray          Reopened two plants;
                                    discs,           eight remain shut
                                    lithium-ion
                                    batteries,
                                    magnetic
                                    tape, chip
                                    components
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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Sumco Corp.                  1                       Plant damage
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Suzuki Motor Corp.           6      Autos            All six plants
                                    including        closed until today,
                                    Alto,            March 17 operations
                                    Wagon R          to be decided.
                                    models
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Toshiba Corp.                2      wireless         Reopened 4 plants
                                    systems,         yesterday; two still shut
                                    chips
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Toyota Motor Corp.           28     Autos,           Plant closures include
                                    engines,         subsidiaries. Toyota will
                                    parts            resume output at seven
                                                     plants tomorrow. No plants
                                                     were seriously damaged and
                                                     main port facility in
                                                     Tahara was undamaged.
                                                     Closures so far may cut
                                                     production by 40,000
                                                     vehicles.
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