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Monday, March 14, 2011

Epson-Japan: Damage Caused by Tohoku Area Earthquake



TOKYO, Japan, March 14, 2011 -

Epson wishes to express its deepest condolences to those affected by the earthquake that struck the Tohoku area of Japan on March 11.

Shortly after the earthquake, Epson established a Disaster Headquarters headed by President Minoru Usui at its Head Office in Suwa, Nagano Prefecture. The purpose of the Headquarters is to gather information about damage suffered by the Group, and to determine appropriate countermeasures.

As a result of the earthquake, Epson suffered damage to its Sakata Plant and also to Group companies in the Tohoku areas. The details are as follows:

Images from the disaster

Several websites have posted stunning images from the earthquake/tsumani that has affected Japan. In addition to the CNN link posted early, these sites have some before and after images available as well:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/beforeafter.htm
https://picasaweb.google.com/118079222830783600944/Japan#



(Image from Google)

Sony Support for Japan Earthquake Relief Efforts




(Tokyo, March 13, 2011) - Sony Corporation today announced that, following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck the northern region of Japan on March 11, Sony and its group companies will donate 300 million Japanese yen to help relief and recovery efforts in communities affected. Additionally, a disaster relief fund will collect donations across the Sony Group from employees worldwide, and their contributions will be matched by the company through a matching gifts program. The company will also donate 30,000 Sony radios to assist the relief of earthquake victims, while the Sony Group will prepare further product donations going forward, taking into account the local needs.

The Tohoku region is historically important for Sony, with a high concentration of manufacturing sites, and many employees and their families have also been affected by these devastating events.

“In times like these, we are reminded of how important and fragile we are and of the positive impact we can have - both as individuals and, collectively, as a Company - to assist those in need,” said Howard Stringer, Chairman, CEO and President, Sony Corporation.“We will continue to make the utmost effort to help the swift recovery of the affected communities in the region.”

Panasonic Commits Monetary and In-kind Donations to Support Earthquake Victims in Japan



Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation, a world leading consumer electronics company, announced today the company has committed 300 million yen monetary contributions and in-kind donations of 10,000 units each of radios and flashlights and 500,000 dry batteries to aid victims and support the recovery of areas affected by the strong earthquake that struck Tohoku area on March 11.
Panasonic and its employees express deep condolences for victims of the earthquake and sincerely hope for swift recovery of the people and areas in Japan affected by the disaster.

FujiFilm-Japan Earthquake Report

Disaster Relief Donation for People Affected by
Tohoku District – off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake

March 14, 2011
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (President and CEO: Shigetaka Komori) and its group companies extend their deepest condolences to the bereaved families of the major earthquake that struck the Tohoku District of Japan on March 11, 2011, and offer their sincerest sympathies to those affected by the disaster.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation in conjunction with its group companies, FUJIFILM Corporation and Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., has decided to extend a relief package of approx. 300 million yen and 470 million yen of relief supplies including several diagnostic ultrasound systems [Fazone M] and masks for dust and virus protection [AllerCatcher] for those affected by the earthquake.
Also, given the gravity of the situation, we aim to support less usage of electric power by switching off the outdoor advertising and refraining from non-urgent usage of electricity.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation and its group companies extend their heartfelt wishes for the swift recovery and restoration of the affected communities.

Pentax-Japan Earthquake Report

News and temporarily closed due to shipping delays 
Taiheiyou Tohoku earthquake
March 14, 2011
Dear Business Partners Customers:

The earthquake affected people in northeastern Taiheiyou of March 11, to everyone who would like their family relationships heart sympathy.
 The impact of rolling blackouts caused by the earthquake, Pentax Service Center, Service Center, Tokyo, Pentax Shinjuku Pentakkusufamiri in Pentakkusuonrainshoppu, and will be closed temporarily to the pleasure of today's business. For sales after the 15th will be announced on the website finalized anew.
 In addition, the impact of each distribution channel, the delivery of security-related repair and related products and digital cameras, there is potential for significant delays.
 We apologize for the inconvenience, thank you much for your understanding.

(Translation from original HERE via Google Translate)

 

Nikon-Japan after the Earthquake

Notice on the damage hit by Major Earthquake in Northern Japan (Japan's Tohoku region)

March 14, 2011
The Nikon Group would like to express its profound sympathy and condolences to the victims of earthquake in Major Earthquake in Northern Japan (Japan's Tohoku region) on March 11. The effects to our group companies are as follows.

Canon-Japan Reports after the Earthquake Disaster

From Cannon Jp Relief Activities
and Fund-raising Campaigns Web page

Canon supports relief efforts following massive earthquake in Japan

On March 11, a major earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan's main island of Honshu, causing massive damage and loss of life in the area.
We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to those suffering in its aftermath. In addition, we hope that the region will sustain no further damage and will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.
To aid in the relief efforts for the earthquake victims, the Canon Group is making a donation of 300 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society and other humanitarian aid organizations, and will provide supplies as needed.

Canon launches recovery measures 
following major earthquake in Japan

TOKYO, March 14, 2011—In response to the damage sustained by the Canon Group due to the major earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, Canon Inc. has established an Earthquake Disaster Recovery Task Force (Task Force Chief: Chairman & CEO Fujio Mitarai; Task Force Assistant Chief: President & COO Tsuneji Uchida; Executive Director: Executive Vice President and CFO Toshizo Tanaka) and begun taking related measures.
The Task Force today issued the following instructions toward the promotion of swift response measures.

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