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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 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.                    4  Cameras, lenses,  A plant in Tochigi and    
                                 related parts     another in Ibaraki will   
                                                   probably resume production
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Company              Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                     Closed  Affected          Information               
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                                                   in April. A factory in    
                                                   Oita will start partial   
                                                   output from April 1. No   
                                                   decision has been made on 
                                                   output at a plant in      
                                                   Miyazaki, which will      
                                                   remain closed until       
                                                   tomorrow.                 
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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.                  
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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     
                                                   tomorrow. Production of   
                                                   other cars will be        
                                                   suspended until tomorrow. 
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Hitachi Ltd.                  1  Elevators,        No decision has been made 
                                 escalators        on when to restart the    
                                                   plant in Ibaraki          
                                                   prefecture. All other     
                                                   Hitachi factories         
                                                   making products including 
                                                   power plants, auto parts, 
                                                   batteries and home        
                                                   appliances have resumed   
                                                   at least partial production
                                                   as of yesterday.          
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Company              Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                     Closed  Affected          Information               
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Honda Motor Co.               3  Autos,            Three assembly plants are 
                                 motorcycles       closed until April 3. The 
                                                   company will cut output at
                                                   its North American plant  
                                                   from today because of     
                                                   parts shortage.           
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Kirin Holdings Co.            1  Beer              No decision made on       
                                                   restarting its plant in   
                                                   Sendai.                   
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Mazda Motor Corp.             0  Autos,            Both plants in Japan have 
                                 parts             resumed partial output.   
                                                   The company hasn’t decided
                                                   on its production plan    
                                                   after April 1.            
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Company              Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                     Closed  Affected          Information               
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Meiji Holdings Co.            3  Snacks, dairy     No decision made on       
                                 products, drugs   reopening the plants.     
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Mitsubishi Motors             1  Autos             An auto factory in Gifu   
Corp.                                              prefecture halted output  
                                                   today, while two others   
                                                   are continuing. All three 
                                                   will operate tomorrow. The
                                                   company hasn’t decided on 
                                                   its production plan from  
                                                   April 1.                  
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Nikon Corp.                   2  Cameras,          The company plans to resume
                                 semiconductor-,   some output as early      
                                 LCD-related       as tomorrow.              
                                 equipment        
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Company              Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                     Closed  Affected          Information               
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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        
                                                   production on weekends    
                                                   because of parts shortage.
                                                   Lost output estimated at  
                                                   42,000 units March 14-27. 
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Panasonic Corp.               3  Cameras, LCDs     No decision yet           
                                 for TVs,          on when the factories     
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Company              Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                     Closed  Affected          Information               
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                                 related parts.    will reopen.              
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Sapporo Holdings Ltd.         1  Beer              No decision has been      
                                                   made on reopening the     
                                                   factory in Sendai.        
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Sony Corp.                   12  LCD TVs,          Five plants in southern   
                                 camcorders,       and central Japan are     
                                 digital cameras,  partially closed through  
                                 broadcasting      tomorrow because of parts 
                                 equipment         shortages. Seven factories
                                                   in northern Japan are     
                                                   suspended for inspection  
                                                   and repairs of buildings  
                                                   and equipment.            
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Suzuki Motor Corp.            3  Autos             Three out of eight vehicle-
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Company              Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                     Closed  Affected          Information               
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                                                   assembly factories will   
                                                   remain closed through today.
                                                   One of the three will     
                                                   resume some production    
                                                   tomorrow, taking the total
                                                   number of factories in    
                                                   partial operation to six. 
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Toshiba Corp.                 1  Semiconductors    No decision has been      
                                                   made on when to resume    
                                                   operations at the chip    
                                                   plant in Iwate prefecture.
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Toyota Motor Corp.           18  Autos             The company halted        
                                                   production of hybrid      
                                                   vehicles at two plants in 
                                                   Japan today to confirm    
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Company              Facilities  Products          Other                     
Name                     Closed  Affected          Information               
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                                                   it has adequate supply of 
                                                   parts and will do the same
                                                   on April 6. Production at 
                                                   a plant in Aichi prefecture
                                                   and another in Fukuoka    
                                                   prefecture will resume    
                                                   tomorrow.                 
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