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.                    3  Cameras, lenses, Three factories in Tochigi, 
                                 related parts    Ibaraki and Miyazaki remain 
                                                  shut. A factory in Oita     
                                                  resumed some production     
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Company              Facilities  Products         Other                       
Name                     Closed  Affected         Information                 
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                                                  today as scheduled.         
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Daihatsu Motor Co.            2  Autos,           Two plants in Osaka and     
                                 parts            Kyoto are shut through      
                                                  today. Plants in Shiga      
                                                  and Kyushu have resumed     
                                                  output, with parts supply   
                                                  expected to last until      
                                                  today.                      
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Fuji Heavy Ltd.               5  Autos            Partial output of minicars  
                                                  resumed yesterday.          
                                                  Production of other cars    
                                                  suspended through April 5.  
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Fujitsu Ltd.                  1  Semiconductors   The plant is scheduled to   
                                                  reopen on April 3.          
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Company              Facilities  Products         Other                       
Name                     Closed  Affected         Information                 
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Hitachi Ltd.                  0  Elevators,       All factories in Japan have 
                                 escalators       at least resumed partial    
                                                  output.                     
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Honda Motor Co.               3  Autos,           Three assembly plants are   
                                 motorcycles      closed until April 3. The   
                                                  company will resume making  
                                                  parts for use in overseas   
                                                  plants on April 4, and      
                                                  resume production at plants 
                                                  in Saitama and Mie          
                                                  prefectures from April 11.  
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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.             0  Autos,           Both plants in Japan have   
                                 parts            resumed partial output.     
                                                  Starting April 4, parts     
                                                  will come from suppliers    
                                                  and not inventories.        
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Mitsubishi Motors             0  Autos            All three plants in Japan   
Corp.                                             will continue with partial  
                                                  production until April 4.   
                                                  The company plans to decide 
                                                  today on its output plan    
                                                  from April 5.               
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Nissan Motor Co.              1  Autos, engines   Car production will be      
                                                  suspended at five factories 
                                                  April 4-8 because of parts  
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Company              Facilities  Products         Other                       
Name                     Closed  Affected         Information                 
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                                                  shortages. Nissan aims to   
                                                  operate all plants from     
                                                  April 11 except an engine   
                                                  factory in Iwaki that may   
                                                  resume partial output from  
                                                  mid-April and should be     
                                                  repaired by month’s end.    
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Panasonic Corp.               1  LCDs             A factory in Miyagi that    
                                                  produces optical pickup     
                                                  devices and one in          
                                                  Fukushima that makes digital
                                                  cameras restarted some      
                                                  output today. An LCD plant  
                                                  in Chiba remains shut.      
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Sapporo Holdings Ltd.         1  Beer             No decision has been        
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Company              Facilities  Products         Other                       
Name                     Closed  Affected         Information                 
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                                                  made on reopening the       
                                                  factory in Sendai.          
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Sony Corp.                    4  Blu-ray discs,   Four factories in Fukushima 
                                 lithium-ion      and Miyagi are shut for     
                                 batteries,       inspection and repairs      
                                 semiconductor    of buildings and equipment. 
                                 lasers          
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Suzuki Motor Corp.            2  Autos            Two plants are shut while   
                                                  six factories will operate  
                                                  until tomorrow. The company 
                                                  will decide today on plant  
                                                  operations after April 4.   
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Toshiba Corp.                 1  Semiconductors   Company aims to restart     
                                                  production partially at     
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Company              Facilities  Products         Other                       
Name                     Closed  Affected         Information                 
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                                                  the Iwate chip plant on     
                                                  April 11.                   
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Toyota Motor Corp.           16  Autos            Vehicle assembly halted     
                                                  except production of the    
                                                  Prius, Lexus HS250h and     
                                                  Lexus CT200h hybrid models. 
                                                  Output of the hybrids will  
                                                  be suspended April 6 to     
                                                  confirm adequate parts      
                                                  supply. No decision has     
                                                  been made about output from 
                                                  April 9.                    
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