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.

Companies with an asterisk couldn’t be reached for updates today.

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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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Aisin Seiki Co.               11  Car parts,       Plants closed until March 
                                  transmission     22                        
                                  clutches, disc  
                                  brakes          
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Asahi Breweries Ltd.           2  Beer             Plants damaged.           
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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Bridgestone Corp.*             1  Tires            Four factories reopened   
                                                   though Yokohama plant     
                                                   running only partially.   
                                                   Nasu plant restart        
                                                   delayed.                  
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Canon Inc.*                    8  Lenses,          Factory in Ibaraki        
                                  steppers         resumed partial           
                                                   operations March 16.      
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Daihatsu Motor Co.             3  Autos            Plants closed until       
                                                   March 22 due to parts     
                                                   shortage. May partially   
                                                   resume output from March 22
                                                   at Oita, Kyushu plant.    
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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Denso Corp.                   10  Auto parts       Will restart individual   
                                                   production lines on       
                                                   customers’ requests.      
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Fuji Heavy Ltd.                5  Autos            All five plants to be     
                                                   closed until March 24.    
                                                   May partially resume      
                                                   output of car parts for   
                                                   exports from March 23,    
                                                   and parts for repair      
                                                   from March 24.            
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Fujitsu Ltd.                  10  Chips, PCs,      Resumed operations at     
                                  printers         factory in Nasu March 16. 
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Hino Motors Ltd.               3  Trucks, buses,   Plants closed until at    
                                  cars             least March 22.           
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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Hitachi Ltd.                   7  Elevators,       No decision made on when  
                                  auto parts,      plants may reopen.        
                                  displays        
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Honda Motor Co.                6  Autos,           Three car assembly plants 
                                  motorcycles,     and one motorcycle plant  
                                  parts            closed until March 23.    
                                                   Two plants making parts   
                                                   including powertrains may 
                                                   open sooner.              
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Isuzu Motors Ltd.              2  Autos,           Plants closed until       
                                  motorcycles      March 23.                 
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Japan Tobacco Inc.*            5  Cigarettes       Plants were damaged       
                                  raw materials,  
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                  filters         
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Kao Corp.*                     4  detergent,       Trying to shift output to 
                                  diapers,         other plants              
                                  chemicals,      
                                  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            Will partially resume     
                                                   output on March 22        
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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Meiji Holdings Co.*            8  Snacks, dairy   
                                  products, drugs,
                                  food            
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Mitsubishi Motors              3  Autos            Plants closed today; will 
Corp.                                              operate tomorrow. No      
                                                   decision made yet about   
                                                   production from March 23. 
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Nestle Japan Ltd.*             1  Confection       Minor plant damage.       
                                                   Factory partially reopened
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Nikon Corp.*                   4  Cameras, lenses 
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Nissan Motor Co.               6  Autos            Resume operations at six  
                                                   factories March 22 and    
                                                   some vehicle assembly from
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                                   March 24.                 
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Panasonic Corp.                3  Cameras, audio  
                                  equipment,      
                                  electronic      
                                  devices         
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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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Sharp Corp.                    1                   Reduced operating hours   
                                                   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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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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Sony Corp.                     8  Blu-ray discs,   Plans to resume a plant   
                                  lithium-ion      that makes rechargeable   
                                  batteries,       batteries in Tochigi      
                                  magnetic         prefecture from March 22. 
                                  tape, chip      
                                  components      
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Suzuki Motor Corp.             6  Autos including  All plants to resume      
                                  Alto, Wagon R    partial output on March 22
                                  models           for two days to finish    
                                                   partially built vehicles. 
                                                   No decision made about    
                                                   resuming full production. 
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Toshiba Corp.                  2  Chips, small     Plant making small LCD    
                                  LCD panels       panels may remain shut for
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                                   a month.                  
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Toyota Motor Corp.            21  Autos            Plants will be shut through
                                                   March 22; company may make
                                                   a new announcement later  
                                                   today.                    
                                                   Affiliate Toyota Boshoku  
                                                   Corp. ready to restart    
                                                   factories at any time     
                                                   necessary.                
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