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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Asahi Breweries Ltd.           1  Beer             No decision yet on        
                                                   restarting the plant in   
                                                   Fukushima.                
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Canon Inc.                     5  Cameras,         One plant has remained shut
                                  lenses, related  since March 11 and another
                                  parts            two are closed through the
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                                   end of this month. Two    
                                                   factories are temporarily 
                                                   shut for workers to inspect
                                                   facilities, and the company
                                                   aims to restart production
                                                   at one of them in April.  
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Daihatsu Motor Co.             2  Autos,           Two plants in Osaka and   
                                  parts            Kyoto are shut through    
                                                   April 1. Plants in Shiga  
                                                   and Kyushu have resumed   
                                                   output, with parts supply 
                                                   expected to last until    
                                                   April 1. Lost output by   
                                                   March 29 is estimated at  
                                                   35,000 units.             
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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Fuji Heavy Ltd.                5  Autos,           Output of minicars will   
                                  parts            resume partially from March
                                                   31. Production of other   
                                                   cars will be suspended    
                                                   until March 31.           
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Fujitsu Ltd.                   1  Semiconductors   Two factories resumed     
                                                   operations as of yesterday,
                                                   and the last will reopen  
                                                   April 3.                  
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Honda Motor Co.                3  Autos,           Three assembly plants are 
                                  motorcycles.     closed until April 3.     
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Kirin Holdings Co.             1  Beer             No decision made on       
                                                   restarting its plant in   
                                                   Sendai.                   
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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Mazda Motor Corp.                 Autos,           Two plants in Hofu and    
                                  parts            Hiroshima are operating   
                                                   partially. The company    
                                                   hasn’t decided on its     
                                                   output plan from March 30.
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Meiji Holdings Co.             3  Snacks, dairy    No decision made on       
                                  products, drugs  reopening damaged plants. 
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Mitsubishi Motors                 Autos            All three auto factories  
Corp.                                              are operating today. The  
                                                   plant in Gifu prefecture  
                                                   will halt production      
                                                   tomorrow, while the other 
                                                   two will continue. The    
                                                   company hasn’t decided on 
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                                   its production plan after 
                                                   March 31.                 
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Nikon Corp.                    2  Cameras,         Company plans to resume   
                                  semiconductor-,  output by the end of the  
                                  LCD-related      month.                    
                                  equipment       
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Nissan Motor Co.               1  Autos, engines   An engine factory in Iwaki
                                                   may resume partial output 
                                                   next month and be fully   
                                                   operational by early June.
                                                   Nissan expects all its    
                                                   plants in Japan to return 
                                                   to normal operations by   
                                                   June 30. All factories in 
                                                   China have stopped        
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                                   production on weekends    
                                                   because of parts shortage.
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Sapporo Holdings Ltd.          1  Beer             A factory in Chiba resumed
                                                   operations on March 28,   
                                                   while another remains shut.
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Suzuki Motor Corp.             3  Autos            Three out of eight vehicle-
                                                   assembly factories will   
                                                   remain closed through March
                                                   30. One of the three will 
                                                   resume some production on 
                                                   March 31, taking the total
                                                   number of factories in    
                                                   partial operation to six. 
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Toyota Motor Corp.            18  Autos            Will halt production of   
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Company               Facilities  Products         Other                     
Name                      Closed  Affected         Information               
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                                                   hybrid vehicles in Japan  
                                                   for one day on March 30 to
                                                   confirm it has an adequate
                                                   supply of parts. Production
                                                   at a plant in Toyota, Aichi
                                                   prefecture, and another   
                                                   in Miyakawa, Fukuoka      
                                                   prefecture, will resume   
                                                   March 31.                 
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