Articles about Japan March 2011 Disaster

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Japan's car making industry has been suffering one blow after another. Last March, the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country crippled its car manufacturing business for months. Just as the industry was getting back on its feet, floods in Thailand
Hundreds of vehicles banned from being exported
While news of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan has largely died down, concerns over items that have been exposed to the facility's release of radioactive materials have been raised again.According to, vehicles that were once owned
Guess which brand is again at number 1?
While it's been widely reported that the March earthquake and tsunami has severely affected the production of the Japan's major carmakers, one brand has suffered the most. Toyota, which unseated General Motors as the world's largest carmaker in terms
And an apology to boot
Vehicle supply may be tight for Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI), which, like many other carmakers, is still bearing the brunt of Japan's March 11 disaster. The calamity affected car-production chains practically all over the world. And while a lower supply
When will real recovery begin?
It's been close to three months since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan but the country's automobile industry is still reeling from the double disaster's effects.In April 2011, the production of passenger cars, trucks and
A used Aston Martin that's being put to good use
Aston Martin chief executive Ulrich Bez will auction off his own Rapide at this year's annual Bonhams auction and has earmarked the proceeds for charities that aid the victims of the March 11 twin disaster that struck Japan."Nobody could have
Glow-in-the-dark cars?
The radiation scare after the twin disasters that hit Japan on March 11 continues as some cars imported from the country were found to have low levels of radioactivity.According to the English-language Mainichi Daily News, customs agents in Chile detected
Where is the auto industry headed after the March 11 Japan disaster?
The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers in the Philippines (CAMPI) said car sales dipped in April "due to unavailability of stocks for some models."CAMPI's data, which includes sales from 16 car and truck companies, showed that April 2011 sales stood at
Due to parts-supply shortage
Toyota Motor Philippines yesterday began implementing a shortened workweek, according to one of its employees, due to a shortage of parts coming from Japan, which is still an offshoot of the March 11 natural disaster. A press statement is expected to be
3-day workweek implemented this month
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation is cutting its production by about two-fifths this month due to lack of important vehicle parts from Japan.Mitsubishi is implementing a three-day workweek from today until the end of May after a temporary shutdown in
Brought on by the March 11 earthquake
The March 11 earthquake in Japan continues to affect vehicle production in the United States with Ford Motor as one of the manufacturers that needs to deal with a shortage in automotive parts.According to, Ford will have to temporarily
As the country reels from the March 11 disaster
Car manufacturers in Japan are reportedly considering a rotation in production schedules as the country struggles with a limited power supply.Toyota Motor spokesman Masami Doi said this is one of the measures being mulled by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA),
Carmaker cancels turnover ceremony between old and new presidents
Carmakers usually celebrate the arrival of a new president by holding a lavish turnover ceremony. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC), however, is doing things differently in the wake of the March 11 double disaster that hit Japan.Mitsubishi has cancelled the April 4
No more nuke fears
With growing fear over the possibility of imported Japanese products being laced with radioactive material from the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the global automotive industry was assured cars are free from contamination.The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (
Even if it's thousands of kilometers away
The United States may be over 8,000 kilometers from Japan but the distance didn't stop the March 11 earthquake from affecting the production of some of General Motors vehicles.After the double disaster struck Japan, General Motors announced it would
Business as usual
Honda Motors may have temporarily ceased operations in Japan but Honda Cars Philippines is assuring customers that they have nothing to fear."We import most of our parts from Thailand so the earthquake in Japan won't affect our local supplies," Honda
Picking up the pieces
The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan has hampered Honda Motor's operations as the Tochigi area, where the carmaker runs a number of its operations, was severely damaged.Honda production facilities that will be temporarily closed are Tochigi's engine,
Philippine distributor assessing situation
Mazda Motor Corp. has announced a temporary halt in production at two of its plants in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country on March 11."Mazda places the highest priority on ensuring the safety of all employees and
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