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Japanese Vehicle Production Declines for First Time in 2 Years

Motor vehicle production in 2011 in Japan decreased for the first time in two years, totaling 8.40 million units because of the earthquake and resulting tsunami. This was a decrease of 12.8% from the 2010, according to JAMA. Continue reading

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Honda Makes Money on End of Life Car Recycling in Japan

Honda Motor Company in its annual report covering end of life car recycling in Japan said today it made money on the sustainability program that is part of Japanese regulations. The total cost of the recycling efforts amounted to ¥3.48 billion ($44.55 million), which was ¥290 million ($3.7 million) less than the total recycling proceeds received which was ¥3.77 billion yen. Continue reading

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Japan Auto Production -31% in May. Export Loses $2.89 Billion

The total value of automobiles exported for May 2011 was $6.76 billion, including $4.49 billion for vehicles and $2.27 billion for parts. This is a decrease of $2.89 billion or -30% compared with $9.65 billion for the same month of the previous year. Continue reading

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Honda Overseas and Japan Production Down Again in May

Honda Motor Company in Japan today announced that vehicle production declined by more than 50% for the month of May 2011. It was the third straight month that production dropped due to the ongoing negative effects of the Japan earthquake and tsunami in March. Continue reading

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Honda Motor Predicts $2.4 Billion Profit Drop from Earthquake

This represents a 63.5% decline for Japan’s third largest automaker compared to the previous year, the result of production disruptions caused by the Japan earthquake and tsunami, rebuilding costs, as well as a strong Yen at an unprecedented ¥80:$1. Continue reading

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Toyota Predicts 31% Profit Dip in Fiscal Year from Earthquake

The longer term issues facing Toyota are recovering lost market share and the unprecedented strength of the Japanese Yen caused by massive inflows of cash as export oriented Japanese companies attempt to recover from earthquake losses. Continue reading

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Japan Auto Production, Exports off More than 60% in April

The economic destruction is mounting. The total value of automobiles exported for April 2011 was $5,913.446 million – $2,696.405 million for vehicles and $3,217.041 million for parts. This is a decrease of $5,523.561 million or 48 % as compared with $11,437.007 million recorded for the same month of the previous year. Continue reading

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Letter from Japan: Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan ongoing Earthquake and Tsunami Coverage

Our FCCJ journalists are, without question, the most experienced and informed foreign observers of Japan. They were on the scene hours after the disaster — doing interviews in Japanese. And they are still there weeks after Anderson Cooper and the pack of TV news anchor princesses ran screaming to the airport at the first hint of radiation. Continue reading

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Honda Resumes Auto and Motorcycle Production in Japan at 50% Capacity, More Earthquake Caused Interruptions Coming

Honda Fit, Insight, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Acura TSX and Acura RL are produced in Japan for the North American market. Honda produces a small percentage of CR-Vs in Japan for the U.S. as well. Continue reading

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Editorial: Japanese Vending Machines Led by Coca-Cola Using Scarce Electrical Power after Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

Coca-Cola was the initial target of the conservation campaign since shutting down these robotic consumers of scarce electrical power can have an immediate effect and because Coca-Cola has more machines than any other company. Simply put Coca-Coal is global leader in the business that espouses corporate social responsibility. Where Coke goes, rivals such as Kirin and Suntory will follow. 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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U.S. Bound Infiniti Models Damaged in Japanese Port; Nissan to Reopen Some Japanese Plants. V6 Engines a Problem

Nissan says that about 1,300 Infiniti vehicles were damaged in port in Japan due to the earthquake and tsunami. However, this equates to a few days’ supply for the luxury brand, which is heavily dependent on Japanese imports for most of its premium vehicles. 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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Letter From Japan on the Earthquake and Media Coverage

John Harris is a friend and an excellent speechwriter I worked with in Asia Pacific who lives in the Tokyo area. John is now dealing with the aftershocks of the Japanese earthquake – literally and figuratively.  See John here on … Continue reading

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