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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 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.
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information               
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                                                    No decision on restarting 
                                                    plant in Fukushima        
                                                    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             Plants in Osaka and Kyoto 
                                                    shut from tomorrow through
                                                    March 29. Shiga plant     
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information               
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                                                    closed tomorrow but will  
                                                    resume output March 28-29.
                                                    Kyushu plant running but  
                                                    may run out of parts      
                                                    after March 29.           
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Fuji Heavy Ltd.                5  Autos             Five plants closed until  
                                                    March 28.                 
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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,    Production of Toyota      
                                  cars              vehicles suspended        
                                                    until April 1. Factories  
                                                    in Hino and Nitta will    
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information               
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                                                    resume output of medium-  
                                                    large sized trucks from   
                                                    March 25-April 1. Hamura  
                                                    plant and the production  
                                                    of smalll trucks          
                                                    suspended until March 26. 
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Hitachi Ltd.                   7  Elevators,        Taga and Omika plants     
                                  auto parts,       running partially; five   
                                  displays          plants halted completely. 
                                                    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     
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information               
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                                  motorcycles       closed until April 3.     
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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.           
                                  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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Company               Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information               
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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
                                  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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Company               Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information               
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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    
                                  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   
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information               
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                                                    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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Renesas Electronics            3                    Partially resumed output  
Corp.                                               at five plants. Three     
                                                    others remain halted.     
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Sapporo Holdings Ltd.          2  Beer              No decision made on       
                                                    reopening damaged plants. 
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information               
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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   
                                  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
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Company               Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected          Information               
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                                                    and tomorrow.             
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Tokyo Electron Ltd.            1  Chips             Three plants damaged;     

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Toyota Motor Corp.            18  Autos             All domestic car assembly 
                                                    halted through March 26.  
                                                    May lose output of        
                                                    140,000 units. Output of  
                                                    three hybrid models to    
                                                    resume March 28.          
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