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Updated : March 15, 2011
March 13, 2011
Canon Inc.

Damage Report for Canon Inc. Operations and Canon Companies following Major Earthquake in Japan

The following is a summary overview of damage reported at Canon Inc. operating sites and Canon Group companies in Japan as of 15:00 JST on Sunday, March 13, 2011.

  • The Company continues working to ascertain damages and determine when operations can resume.
  • With regard to Canon offices, plants and Canon Group companies in Japan, there have been reports from several sites of power outages, damage to buildings and stoppages in production equipment.
  • Below is an overview highlighting damage, production outlooks, etc., for sites in northern Honshu (the area hardest hit by the earthquake).
    • The earthquake had the greatest impact on the following three Canon Inc. operation sites and five Canon Group companies
    • Damage was significant at Canon Inc.'s Utsunomiya Office and Fukushima Canon Inc.
Canon Inc.
Operation Site
Location Injuries, etc. Operations on
March 14
Operations from
March 15 onward
Utsunomiya Office
・ Utsunomiya Plant
・ Utsunomiya Optical
    Products Plant
・ Optics R&D Center
Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture Injuries: 15 Suspended TBD
(However, time will likely be needed before operations resume)
Toride Plant Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture None Suspended TBD
Ami Plant Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture None Suspended TBD
Group Company Location Injuries, etc. Operations on
March 14
Operations from
March 15 onward
Canon Precision Inc. Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture None Suspended TBD
Canon Optron, Inc. Yuki, Ibaraki Prefecture None Suspended TBD
Canon Chemicals Inc.
    ・ Tsukuba HQ
Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture None Suspended TBD
Canon Chemicals Inc.
    ・ Iwama Plant
Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture None Suspended TBD
Fukushima Canon Inc. Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture None Suspended TBD
(However, time will likely be needed before operations resume)
Canon Mold Co., Ltd. Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture None Suspended TBD
  • While the earthquake had a slight impact on Canon offices, plants and Group companies in the western half of Honshu, there have been no injuries and no significant damage to buildings or equipment. Accordingly, operations are scheduled to resume as usual beginning Monday, March 14. Additionally, the Company is now working to determine potential impacts in the future.
  • In the event that production operations may be suspended for one month or more, the Company will consider making use of alternate sites that were not damaged by the earthquake as a means of continuing production.
Note: Revised to reflect latest changes in circumstances

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