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 factories and crippled nuclear power plants, 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,       All 11 plants resumed     
                                  transmission     partial production of parts
                                  clutches, disc   for hybrid cars today.    
                                  brakes          
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Asahi Breweries Ltd.           1  Beer             No decision yet on        
                                                   restarting the plant in   
                                                   Fukushima.                
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Bridgestone Corp.                 Tires            All factories resumed     
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                                   output as of March 25.    
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Canon Inc.                     5  Cameras,         One plant has remained    
                                  lenses, related  shut since March 11 and   
                                  parts            another two are closed    
                                                   through the end of this   
                                                   month. Two factories are  
                                                   temporarily shut for      
                                                   workers to inspect        
                                                   facilities.               
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Japan Tobacco Inc.             5  Cigarettes       Will halt all cigarette   
                                  raw materials,   shipments from March 30 to
                                  filters          April 10 because of damage
                                                   at the plants and plans to
                                                   resume shipments of some  
                                                   brands April 11. Aims to  
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                                   be able to ship 25 major  
                                                   brands by mid-May.        
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Kao Corp.                      1  Industrial       Plans to resume some      
                                  chemicals        production at the plant   
                                                   from mid-April.           
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Kirin Holdings Co.             1  Beer             No decision made on       
                                                   restarting its plant in   
                                                   Sendai.                   
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Meiji Holdings Co.             3  Snacks, dairy    No decision made on       
                                  products, drugs, reopening the damaged     
                                  food             plants.                   
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Mitsubishi Motors                 Autos            Restarted production today
Corp.                                              at its Mizushima factory  
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                                   in Okayama prefecture.    
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Nikon Corp.                    2  Cameras,         Plan to resume production 
                                  semiconductor-,  by the end of March.      
                                  LCD-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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Sapporo Holdings Ltd.          2  Beer             No decision made on       
                                                   reopening damaged plants. 
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Sony Corp.                    12  LCD TVs,         Five plants in southern   
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                  camcorders,      and central Japan are     
                                  digital cameras, partially closed through  
                                  broadcasting     March 31 because of       
                                  equipment        materials and parts       
                                                   shortages. Seven plants in
                                                   northern Japan have been  
                                                   suspended while inspections
                                                   and repairs of buildings  
                                                   and equipment take place. 
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Suzuki Motor Corp.             1  Autos            One vehicle-assembly      
                                                   factory remains closed.   
                                                   Five plants partially     
                                                   resumed output from today,
                                                   and the company will      
                                                   determine tomorrow whether
                                                   production can continue at
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                                   these factories. Lost     
                                                   output estimated at 32,000
                                                   units so far.             
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Toyota Motor Corp.            18  Autos            Will halt production of   
                                                   hybrid vehicles in Japan  
                                                   for one day on March 30 to
                                                   confirm it has an adequate
                                                   supply of parts. Production
                                                   at the Tsutsumi plant in  
                                                   Toyota City, Aichi        
                                                   Prefecture, and the Miyata
                                                   plant in Miyawaka, Fukuoka
                                                   Prefecture, will resume   
                                                   March 31.                 
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