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Japan Update

(March 2011) posted on Thu Mar 17, 2011

Industry companies with ties to Japan work to respond to earthquake crisis.

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“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.”

Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, in conjunction with its group companies, Fujifilm Corporation and Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., has decided to extend a relief package of approximately 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, the company reports.

“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,” the company’s press release states.”

“Fujifilm Holdings Corporation and its group companies extend their heartfelt wishes for the swift recovery and restoration of the affected communities,” says president and CEO Shigetaka Komori.

MagX America reports that, “Our Japan-based staff no personal losses from the catastrophic events. The MagX offices in Tokyo as well as our manufacturing facility in Tsukuba were unaffected and remain open and operational.”

The company reports that “Mimaki HQ has confirmed the safety of our colleagues and their families at all of our factories and offices around Japan, including the Sendai sales office in Tohoku area.”

“In addition, Mimaki has confirmed that our facilities are not affected by this earthquake at all, thus we can continue to provide our products as before. We [will] suspend business at Sendai sales office for a while.”

“We at Mimaki extend our heartfelt condolence to all those affected by this disaster…. We will do our best to support them.”

Mutoh America reports that although the earthquake and tsunami off the northeastern coast of Japan caused evacuation of most corporate offices there, Mutoh of Japan “has received no substantial earthquake damage to any of its offices and all employees – as well as their families—have been accounted for and remain safe.”