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 reactors, causing electricity shortages.

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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
                                  transmission      March 25.
                                  clutches, disc
                                  brakes
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Asahi Breweries Ltd.           1  Beer              Partial production resumed
                                                    yesterday at Ibaraki plant.
                                                    No decision on restarting
                                                    plant in Fukushima.
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information
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                                                    prefecture.
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Bridgestone Corp.              1  Tires             Nasu plant remains
                                                    closed due to fire.
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Canon Inc.                     6  Lenses,           Resumed partial output
                                  steppers,         at one plant in Hirosaki,
                                  copiers,          Aomori, today.
                                  cameras
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Daihatsu Motor Co.             3  Autos             Plants closed through
                                                    tomorrow due to parts
                                                    shortage.
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Fuji Heavy Ltd.                5  Autos             All five plants to be
                                                    closed until tomorrow.
                                                    May partially resume
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information
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                                                    output of car parts for
                                                    exports from today
                                                    and parts for repair
                                                    from tomorrow.
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Fujitsu Ltd.                   5  Semiconductors,   No decision made on
                                  related devices,  resuming output.
                                  computers
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Hino Motors Ltd.               3  Trucks, buses,    Factories in Hino and
                                  cars              Nitta closed today; no
                                                    decision yet about output
                                                    from tomorrow. Hamura
                                                    plant closed until
                                                    March 26.
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Hitachi Ltd.                   7  Elevators,        Taga and Omika plants
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information
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                                  auto parts,       running partially; five
                                  displays          plants halted completely.
                                                    Two auto-parts plants
                                                    may reopen March 25.
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Honda Motor Co.                3  Autos,            Three assembly plants
                                  motorcycles       closed until March 27.
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Isuzu Motors Ltd.              2  Autos,            Plants closed today.
                                  motorcycles       No decision announced
                                                    on output from tomorrow.
                                                    Plants can resume
                                                    operations “soon,”
                                                    depending on power and
                                                    supplies.
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Japan Tobacco Inc.             5  Cigarettes        Plants damaged.
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information
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                                  raw materials,
                                  filters
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Kao Corp.                      1  Industrial       Three factories reopened;
                                  chemicals        one remains shut.
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Kirin Holdings Co.             2  Beer

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Meiji Holdings Co.             3  Snacks, dairy     One plant restarted
                                  products, drugs,  today; three remain
                                  food              shut.
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Mazda Motor Corp.              4  Autos             Plants resumed partial
                                                    output.
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Mitsubishi Gas                    Materials         Plans to resume BT
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information
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Chemical Co.                      for chips and     resin output at 25 percent
                                  autos             of pre-earthquake levels
                                                    at Fukushima plant in
                                                    early April. Kashima
                                                    plant making polycarbonate
                                                    and hydrogen peroxide
                                                    closed, with no decision
                                                    on when to open.
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Mitsubishi Motors              3  Autos             Will restart auto plant
Corp.                                               in Gifu tomorrow. Two
                                                    other plants closed
                                                    through tomorrow with
                                                    no decision on output
                                                    from March 25.
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Nikon Corp.                    2  Cameras, lenses   Five plants reopened
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information
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                                                    today. Aims to restart
                                                    remaining two by the
                                                    end of the month.
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Nissan Motor Co.                  Autos             Six plants restarted
                                                    partially. Plans to
                                                    restart car-assembly
                                                    lines tomorrow using
                                                    parts inventory.
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Panasonic Corp.                   Cameras, audio    Two plants reopened
                                  equipment,        yesterday; one reopened
                                  electronic        today.
                                  devices
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Renesas Electronics            3                    Partially resumed output
Corp.                                               at five plants. Three
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information
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                                                    others remain halted.
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Sapporo Holdings Ltd.          2  Beer              No decision made on
                                                    reopening damaged plants.
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Shin-Etsu Chemical             2  Semiconductors,   No decision made on
Co.                               pollution-control resuming output, as of
                                  devices           yesterday.
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Shiseido Co.                   1  Shampoo           Minor damage; to resume
                                                    output March 28.
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Sony Corp.                    12  LCD TVs,          Suspended some work at
                                  camcorders,       five plants from yesterday
                                  digital cameras,  through tomorrow due to
                                  broadcasting      difficulties getting
                                  equipment         components and materials.
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information
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Suzuki Motor Corp.                Autos including   Car assembly at three
                                  Alto, Wagon R     plants to be halted
                                  models            tomorrow and March 25.
                                                    Engine and motorcycle
                                                    assembly at three plants
                                                    will be running tomorrow
                                                    and March 25.
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Toyota Motor Corp.            18  Autos             All domestic car assembly
                                                    halted through March 26.
                                                    May lose output of 140,000
                                                    units.
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