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,        Will resume output on
                                transmission      March 28 to make parts
                                clutches, disc    for Toyota hybrid models.
                                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.
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Daihatsu Motor Co.           3  Autos             Plants in Osaka and Kyoto
                                                  shut through March 29.
                                                  Shiga plant closed today
                                                  but will resume output March
                                                  28-29. Kyushu plant running
                                                  but may run out of parts
                                                  after March 29. Lost output
                                                  by March 29 estimated at
                                                  35,000 units.
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Fuji Heavy Ltd.              5  Autos             Five plants closed until
                                                  March 28. Lost production
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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                                                  estimated at 23,000 units.
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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 resumed
                                                  output of medium- and
                                                  large-sized trucks today.
                                                  Hamura plant and production
                                                  of small trucks suspended
                                                  until March 26. Company
                                                  expects supply of all parts
                                                  to last until April 1.
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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Hitachi Ltd.                 3  Elevators,        Taga and Omika plants
                                displays,         running partially; three
                                electric-power    plants halted completely.
                                generating        Sawa and Fukushima plants
                                equipment         reopened today. 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 April 3.
                                                  Lost production estimated
                                                  at 46,600 autos and 5,000
                                                  motorcycles.
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Isuzu Motors Ltd.               Autos,            Fujisawa and Tochigi
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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                                motorcycles       plants halted until
                                                  today, will gradually
                                                  resume output of service
                                                  parts from March 28.
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Japan Tobacco Inc.           5  Cigarettes        Plants damaged. Will halt
                                raw materials,    cigarette shipments March
                                filters           30 to April 10 and resume
                                                  shipments of some brands
                                                  April 11. Aims to be able
                                                  to ship 25 major brands by
                                                  mid-May.
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Kao Corp.                    1  Industrial        Three factories reopened;
                                chemicals         one remains shut. One plant
                                                  to resume some production
                                                  from mid-April.
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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Kirin Holdings Co.           1  Beer              Partial production resumed
                                                  today at Toride plant.
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Mazda Motor Corp.               Autos             Will halt car output at
                                                  Hofu plant on March 28 and
                                                  continue partial operations
                                                  at Hiroshima plant. No
                                                  decision made about output
                                                  from March 29. Production
                                                  loss estimated at 31,000
                                                  units so far.
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Meiji Holdings Co.           3  Snacks, dairy
                                products, drugs,
                                food
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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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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Mitsubishi Motors               Autos             Gifu plant will continue
Corp.                                             to operate tomorrow while
                                                  Kurashiki plant will
                                                  remain closed. Okazaki
                                                  plant also closed tomorrow.
                                                  Lost output estimated at
                                                  15,000 units.
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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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. Engine factory
                                                  in Iwaki may not resume
                                                  major output until
                                                  mid-April.
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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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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,          Five plants in central
                                camcorders,       and southern Japan
                                digital cameras,  partially closed through
                                broadcasting      March 31 due to problems
                                equipment         getting components and
                                                  materials.
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Suzuki Motor Corp.              Autos including   One vehicle-assembly
                                Alto, Wagon R     factory remains closed.
                                models            Five to resume production,
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Company            Facilities   Products          Other
Name                   Closed   Affected          Information
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                                                  some partially, on May 28
                                                  and May 29. Lost output
                                                  estimated at 32,000 units
                                                  so far.
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Tokyo Electron Ltd.          2  Chips             Factory in Iwate prefecture
                                                  expected to reopen in
                                                  two weeks.
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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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