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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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Advantest Corp.              1      Chips            One plant closed in
                                                     Miyagi prefecture.
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Aisin Seiki Co.              11     Car parts,       Production lines
                                    transmission     halted at 11 factories
                                    clutches, disc   until tomorrow. No serious
                                    brakes           damage at Aisin
                                                     affiliates’ plants in
                                                     Iwate and Miyagi.
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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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Asahi Glass Co. Ltd.         4      Glass substrates,Four plants remain
                                    components,      closed, of which 3
                                    LCD panels       are damaged.
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Bridgestone Corp.            0      Tires            Reopened three plants
                                                     in Tochigi yesterday.
                                                     Two plants to start
                                                     delivering tires on
                                                     March 18.
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Canon Inc.                   8      Lenses,          Factory in Ibaraki
                                    steppers         resumed partial
                                                     operations yesterday.
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Daihatsu Motor Co.           4       Autos           All Japan plants closed
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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                                                     through March 20. May lose
                                                     output of 3,200 units
                                                     a day.
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Denso Corp.                  10     Auto parts       Closed through March 18.
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Elpida Memory Inc.           0      Memory           Akita factory reopened
                                    products         March 20.
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Fuji Heavy Ltd.              5      Autos            Plants closed until
                                                     March 20.
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Fujitsu Ltd.                 6      Chips, PCs,      Resumed operations at
                                    servers          factory in Nasu yesterday.
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Hino Motors Ltd.             3      Trucks.          Plants closed until
                                    buses, cars      at least March 18.
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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Hitachi Ltd.                 6      Home
                                    appliances,
                                    elevators,
                                    auto parts
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Honda Motor Co.              6      Autos,           Plants halted through
                                    engine parts     March 20;
                                                     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,
                                    filters
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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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,
                                    other
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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,
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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                                    dairy
                                    products,
                                    drugs,
                                    food
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Mitsubishi Electric Corp.    1      Security         Plant in Fukushima
                                    equipment         prefecture shut.
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Mitsubishi Motors Corp.      0      Autos            Operation at three
                                                     plants have resumed. No
                                                     decision made on next
                                                     week’s production plans.
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Nestle Japan Ltd.            1      Confection       Minor plant damage.
                                                     Factory partially
                                                     reopened.
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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Nikon Corp.                  4      Cameras,
                                    lenses
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Nippon Electric              0      Solar cells,
Glass Co.                           glass substrates,
                                    LCD panels
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Nissan Motor Co.             6      Autos            Nissan and affiliate
                                                     Nissan Shatai reopened
                                                     two plants in Kyushu on
                                                     March 17.
                                                     Plants in Oppama and
                                                     Tochigi to remain shut
                                                     until March 20. Yokohama
                                                     plant will be mostly
                                                     closed until March 20. No
                                                     decision on reopening
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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                                                     Iwaki engine factory.
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Nippon Sheet Glass Co.       0      Solar cell
                                    glass substrates
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Panasonic Corp.              3      Cameras,         Reopened Gunma plant
                                    audio            on March 15. Factory run
                                    equipment,       by Sanyo Electric Co.
                                    electronic
                                    devices
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Pioneer Corp.                0      car              Plant reopened on
                                    stereos,         March 15.
                                    navigation
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Renesas Electronics          7      Electronic       Seven plants
Corp.                               components       were closed
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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                                                     March 15.
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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      Electronic       Plants were
                                    devices          closed March 15.
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Sharp Corp.                  1                       Reduced operating hours
                                                     due to power
                                                     supply issues.
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Shin-Etsu                           Silicon wafers   Shin-Etsu Semiconductors
Chemical Co.                                         plants remain shut. No
                                                     decision on reoopening
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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                                                     dates.
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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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Sumco Corp.                  1      Silicon          Plants remain closed.
                                    wafers
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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Sumitomo Electric                   LED substrates   Plants remain closed.
Industries Ltd.                     gallium
                                    nitrade chips

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Suzuki Motor Corp.           6      Autos            All Japan plants
                                    including        closed until March 21.
                                    Alto,
                                    Wagon R
                                    models
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TDK Corp.                    1      Mobile phone     Factory remains closed.
                                    components
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Toshiba Corp.                2      Chips            Iwate chip plant remains
                                                     shut. Kawasaki plant in
                                                     operation with exception
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Company                  Facilities Products         Other
Name                     Closed     Affected         Information
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                                                     of semiconductor area.
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Toyota Motor Corp.           21                      Twenty-one plants to remain
                                                     shut until March 22.
                                                     Closed plants include
                                                     subsidiaries. May lose
                                                     95,000 units of output.
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Theresa Barraclough in Tokyo at  tbarraclough@bloomberg.net

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Marco Babic at  mbabic@bloomberg.net



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