Aftermath of the japanese earthquake

Date: Mon, 03/14/2011 - 19:17

The latest events as they happen at ICTs industry in Japan
Aftermath of the japanese earthquake Akira Arima, NTT Com’s President and CEO

Earthquake causes partial disruption of NTT Com services
NTT Communications (NTT Com) announced today that some of its services have been disrupted by the powerful earthquake that hit the Tohoku and Kanto regions of Japan on Friday, March 11.
Enterprise IP-VPN and e-VLAN services have been partially unavailable in the Tohoku region. The company is making every effort to fully restore these services.
Submarine cables connecting Japan with the United States and other parts of Asia have been partially damaged, but the company has been using backup cable routes to maintain uninterrupted service.
NTT Com’s data center services have been operating without disruption.
Akira Arima, NTT Com’s President and CEO, said "NTT Com is making every effort to rapidly restore communication services affected by the earthquake."

NEC contributes to Japan earthquake relief efforts
NEC Corporation announced today that NEC and its group companies will donate funds, computers, telecommunications equipment and IT network equipment totaling more than 100 million Japanese yen to help relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northern region of Japan on March 11.
Additionally, in order to save electricity, the NEC Group will refrain from nonessential use of electricity while supplies remain short.
The NEC Group and its employees express their sincere condolences for those personally impacted by the earthquake and hope for the fast recovery of the people and areas affected by the disaster.

Sony Group operations affected by Pacific Coast of Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and related power outages
Operations at several Sony Corporation and Sony Group sites and facilities have been affected by the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake and tsunami, and Sony is monitoring the status of each of these sites on an on-going basis, while also considering the most effective recovery measures. Sony also has responded to reports of widespread power outages by voluntarily suspending operations at several sites. No significant injuries have been reported to employees working at any of these sites when the earthquake or tsunami occurred.
The company is currently evaluating the full impact of the earthquake, tsunami and related power outages on Sony's businesses and consolidated financial results.

As of 11:00 am, March 14 (JST), manufacturing operations have been suspended at the following affected production sites:

- Sony Chemical & Information Device Corporation,
- Tagajyo Plant (Miyagi Prefecture) <Magnetic Tapes, Blu-ray Discs etc.>
- Tome Plant, Nakada/Toyosato Sites (Miyagi Prefecture) < Optical devices, IC cards etc.>
- Sony Shiroishi Semiconductor Inc. (Miyagi Prefecture) <Semiconductor Lasers etc.>
- Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Koriyama Plant (Fukushima Prefecture) <Lithium Ion Secondary Batteries etc.>
- Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Motomiya Plant (Fukushima Prefecture) <Lithium Ion Secondary Batteries etc.>
- Sony Manufacturing Systems Corporation, Kuki Plant (Saitama Prefecture) <Surface mounting equipment etc.>
- Sony DADC Japan Inc., Ibaraki Facility (Ibaraki Prefecture) <CDs, DVDs etc.>

In addition to these manufacturing sites, Sony Corporation Sendai Technology Center (Tagajyo, Miyagi) has ceased operation due to earthquake damage. While certain production sites in Japan other than those listed above have been moderately affected, there has been no report of employee injury or facility damage, and operations continue. Possible damage at other Sony Group companies in Japan is currently being reviewed. Additionally, Sony Chemical & Information Devices Corporation, Kanuma Plant (Tochigi Prefecture), Sony Energy Devices Corporation, Tochigi Plant (Tochigi Prefecture) and Sony Corporation Atsugi Technology Center (Atsugi, Kanagawa) temporarily suspended operations on a voluntary basis, to assist with the alleviation of widespread power outages.

Fujitsu notice regarding impact of earthquake in the Tohoku Region
In addition to addressing the recovery efforts of the disaster-stricken region, the Fujitsu Group is placing high priority to the recovery of affected social systems including electricity, water, gas, hospitals, and police and fire departments, in order to support the local residents and community of the affected areas. Fujitsu asks its customers for their understanding and support at this difficult time.
The Fujitsu Group will be donating 100 million yen and relief supplies to support the rescue and recovery efforts.
The earthquake has affected the operations of the Fujitsu Group as follows:

Damage situation and recovery process
In accordance with the Fujitsu Group's disaster recovery measures, a disaster response headquarters has been established, with President Masami Yamamoto acting as head chief, to collect information on the safety of all Fujitsu Group employees and on the extent of damage sustained by Fujitsu Group facilities and its customers. Damages to buildings and production equipment including the ceilings, walls, and drain pipes of the Fujitsu Group's plants and offices have affected business operations. Furthermore, planned rotational electricity blackouts have affected operations of Fujitsu Group companies based in the Kanto region of Japan.

Main Fujitsu Group companies in the Tohoku region with damages to buildings and production equipment
-Iwate Prefecture
• Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited - Iwate plant (Kanegasaki-cho, Isawa-gun)
Miyagi Prefecture
• Fujitsu Integrated Microtechnology Ltd. - Miyagi plant (Murata-cho, Shibata-gun)
-Fukushima Prefecture
• Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited - Aizu-Wakamatsu plant (Aizu-Wakamatsu-shi)
• Fujitsu Semiconductor Technology, Inc. - Main plant (Aizu-Wakamatsu-shi)
• Fujitsu Integrated Microtechnology Ltd. - Main plant (Aizu-Wakamatsu-shi)
• Fujitsu Isotec Limited - Main plant (Date-shi)

Amount of loss and effects on profits
The amount of loss and effects on profits as a result of the earthquake are currently unknown. Fujitsu will promptly make an announcement should these effects be significant.
The Fujitsu Group sincerely hopes for the speediest possible recovery to everyone in the regions affected by this disaster.

Hitachi announces effects of the earthquake of the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, and its responses
Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the following information regarding the effects on the Hitachi Group from the earthquake off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku, which struck Northeastern Japan on March 11, and regarding the response of Hitachi.
Status of Production Bases
Hitachi's buildings and production facilities have suffered damages, mainly at production bases in Ibaraki prefecture. The company will make the safety of its employees the first priority, and will continue to gather details on the status of damages to production facilities, while closely monitoring conditions of utilities such as the availability of electric power.

Main production bases where damages to buildings and production facilities have been confirmed
• Hitachi, Ltd. Power Systems Company, Hitachi Works (Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki Pref.)
• Hitachi, Ltd. Urban Planning and Development Systems Company, Mito Works (Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki Pref.)
• Hitachi, Ltd. Information & Control Systems Company, Omika Works (Hitachi-shi, Ibaraki Pref.)
• Hitachi Appliances, Inc., Taga Office (Hitachi-Shi, Ibaraki Pref.)
• Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Sawa Works (Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki Pref.)
• Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., Fukushima Works (Date-gun, Fukushima Pref.)

Status of Employees
Hitachi will continue confirming the status of Hitachi Group employees and their families who have been affected by the disaster.

Established an emergency headquarters for response to large-scale earthquake
On March 11, the date on which the earthquake took place, Hitachi established an Emergency Headquarters for Response to Large-scale Earthquake at the Head Office in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, led by President Nakanishi. This Emergency Headquarters will manage activities aimed at providing support to affected regions and customers; gathering information on losses and damages suffered by employees and their families, and by Hitachi's various bases of operations; and investigating and implementing appropriate countermeasures.

Toshiba to scale back activities, cut power consumption in response to earthquakes
Toshiba Corporation today announced that it will cooperate with Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) request to cut electricity consumption by operating only those of its businesses related to provision of essential services required for social and economic activities. This decision extends to Toshiba Group companies and covers production facilities and business premises in areas where TEPCO plans controlled power outages.
In line with this decision, Toshiba has closed for today all of its premises in those areas with power outages, other than its headquarters and those business operations related to essential services.
Any other measures beyond those taken today will be notified in due course.

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