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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
                                                 in April. A factory in
                                                 Oita will start partial
                                                 output from April 1. No
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Company             Facilities Products          Other
Name                  Closed   Affected          Information
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                                                 decision has been made on
                                                 output at a plant in
                                                 Miyazaki, which will
                                                 remain closed until
                                                 today.
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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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Fuji Heavy Ltd.             5  Autos,            Output of minicars resumed
                               parts             partially today. Production
                                                 of other cars suspended.
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Company             Facilities Products          Other
Name                  Closed   Affected          Information
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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.
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Honda Motor Co.             2  Autos             Two car-assembly plants are
                                                 closed until April 11. Output
                                                 initially will be at 50
                                                 percent of the original
                                                 production plan. Starting
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Company             Facilities Products          Other
Name                  Closed   Affected          Information
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                                                 April 4, it will resume making
                                                 parts for shipment to assembly
                                                 plants outside of Japan.
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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.              Autos,            Both plants in Japan have
                               parts             resumed partial output.
                                                 Starting April 4, parts will
                                                 be from suppliers and not
                                                 inventories.
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Meiji Holdings Co.          2  Snacks, dairy     Tochigi factory making
                               products, drugs   milk and milk drinks
                                                 resumed output yesterday.
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Company             Facilities Products          Other
Name                  Closed   Affected          Information
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Mitsubishi Motors              Autos             All the Japan plants
Corp.                                            operating today and tomorrow.
                                                 No decision has been made
                                                 about output from
                                                 April 2.
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Nikon Corp.                 2  Cameras,          The company plans to resume
                               semiconductor-,   some output as early
                               LCD-related       as today.
                               equipment
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Nissan Motor Co.            1  Autos, engines    Car production suspended
                                                 at five factories from
                                                 April 4 to April 8 because
                                                 of parts shortages. The
                                                 company aims to operate all
                                                 plants from April 11
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Company             Facilities Products          Other
Name                  Closed   Affected          Information
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                                                 except an engine factory
                                                 in Iwaki, which may
                                                 resume partial output from
                                                 mid-April and should be
                                                 fully repaired by the end
                                                 of April. Lost output is
                                                 estimated at 55,000 units
                                                 through today.
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Panasonic Corp.             3  Cameras, LCDs     No decision yet
                               for TVs,          on when the factories
                               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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Company             Facilities Products          Other
Name                  Closed   Affected          Information
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Sony Corp.                 12  LCD TVs,          Five plants in southern
                               camcorders,       and central Japan are
                               digital cameras,  partially closed through
                               broadcasting      today 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.          2  Autos             One vehicle-assembly
                                                 plant resumed some
                                                 production today,
                                                 taking the total number of
                                                 factories in partial
                                                 operation to six. Two
                                                 remain shut.
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Company             Facilities Products          Other
Name                  Closed   Affected          Information
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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.         16  Autos             Vehicle assembly halted
                                                 expect production of the
                                                 Prius, Lexus HS250h and
                                                 Lexus CT200h hybrid models.
                                                 Output of the hybrids to be
                                                 suspended on April 6 to
                                                 confirm adequate parts
                                                 supply. No decision has
                                                 been made about output
                                                 from April 9.
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