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Japan Earthquake Causes Loss of 320,000 Vehicles. More Plant Shutdowns on Way and the Worst is yet to Come

“The Japan disaster has had a profound effect on the automotive industry,” said IHS Automotive Director Michael Robinet, noting that 13% of the global automotive industry is shut down and companies have lost 320,000 units of production since the earthquake, tsunami and power disruptions. Continue reading

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Is Coca-Cola Part of Japan’s Nuclear Power Problem?

The Coca-Cola statement on the Japanese triple crisis of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear power disaster is straightforward. Coca-Cola sends condolences, pledges $7.3 million in cash and products, and is running TV and radio ads to encourage energy conservation. What’s missing … Continue reading

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Letter From Japan on Media’s Nuclear Panic and Coca-Cola

The media have whipped themselves into a frenzy about the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that is causing some people to panic needlessly.

Yes, the Fukushima nuclear situation is cause for great concern. But even worst case scenarios hold very little danger for those in the Tokyo region. Those most likely to suffer are the poor souls who have already suffered most: people in the tsunami zone close to and north of the nuclear plant in northeastern Japan. Continue reading

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NRC Sends more Experts on Nuclear Reactors to Japan

In what is a politically sensitive area in Japan, as a result of the U.S.’s deployment of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima, home of Mazda, and Nagasaki that ended the war in 1945, NRC said that “only if asked” would it be part of the Japanese government’s decision making process” on the reactors. Continue reading

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