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      tomorrow.
                                clutches, disc
                                brakes
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Asahi Breweries Ltd          1  Beer              Partial production resumed
                                                  March 22 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.                   5  Lenses,           Factories in Utsunomiya,
                                steppers,         Yuki, Oita and Miyazaki
                                copiers,          closed this week. Nagasaki
                                cameras           plant making compact
                                                  cameras closed through
                                                  today.
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Daihatsu Motor Co.           3  Autos             Three plants in Kansai
                                                  shut through today due to
                                                  parts shortage. Plant in
                                                  Kyushu may run out of
                                                  inventory after tomorrow.
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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Fuji Heavy Ltd.              5  Autos
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Fujitsu Ltd.                 3  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 through
                                                  today; no decision about
                                                  output tomorrow. Hamura
                                                  plant closed until
                                                  March 26.
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Hitachi Ltd.                 7  Elevators,        Taga and Omika plants
                                auto parts,       running partially; five
                                displays          plants halted completely.
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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                                                  Two auto-parts plants
                                                  may reopen tomorrow.
                                                  One plant making
                                                  lithium-ion batteries
                                                  to reopen March 28.
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Honda Motor Co.              3  Autos,            Three assembly plants
                                motorcycles       closed until March 27.
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Isuzu Motors Ltd.               Autos,            Fujisawa and Tochigi
                                motorcycles       plants halted until
                                                  tomorrow, will
                                                  gradually resume output
                                                  of service parts from
                                                  March 28.
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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,  yesterday; 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
Chemical Co.                    for chips and     resin output at 25 percent
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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                                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 reopen.
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Mitsubishi Motors            3  Autos             Planned to restart auto
Corp.                                             plant in Gifu today and
                                                  factory in Okazaki
                                                  tomorrow. Kurashiki plant
                                                  remains shut. Production
                                                  plans for next week
                                                  undecided.
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Nikon Corp.                  2  Cameras,          Aims to restart output
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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                                semiconductor-    by the end of the month.
                                related equipment
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Nissan Motor Co.             1  Autos, engines    Six plants restarted
                                                  partially; planned to
                                                  restart some car-assembly
                                                  lines today using parts
                                                  inventory. Engine factory
                                                  in Iwaki may not resume
                                                  major output until
                                                  mid-April.
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Panasonic Corp.                 Cameras, audio    Two plants reopened
                                equipment,        March 22; one reopened
                                electronic        yesterday.
                                devices
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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Renesas Electronics          3                    Partially resumed output
Corp.                                             at five plants. Three
                                                  others remain halted.
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Sapporo Holdings Lt          2  Beer              No decision made on
                                                  reopening damaged plants.
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Shin-Etsu Chemical           2  Semiconductors,   No decision made on
Co.                             ethylene          resuming output.

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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 March 22
                                digital cameras,  through tomorrow due to
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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                                broadcasting      difficulties getting
                                equipment         components and materials.
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Suzuki Motor Corp.              Autos including   Car assembly at three
                                Alto, Wagon R     plants to be halted today
                                models            and tomorrow. Engine and
                                                  motorcycle assembly at
                                                  three plants running today
                                                  and tomorrow.
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Tokyo Electron Ltd.          1  Chips             Three plants damaged;
                                                  two partially reopened.
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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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