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Typhoon No. 14 crosses the archipelago, major damage to corporate activities-blackouts, factory shutdowns-Bloomberg

Typhoon No. 14 crosses the archipelago, major damage to corporate activities-blackouts, factory shutdowns-Bloomberg
Typhoon No. 14 crosses the archipelago, major damage to corporate activities-blackouts, factory shutdowns-Bloomberg

Typhoon No. 14, which traversed the Japanese archipelago, had a major impact on the economic activities of companies, such as power outages and factory shutdowns.

   According to Shino Yamada, a spokeswoman for Toyota Motor Corporation, due to the typhoon, 12 domestic plants and affiliated plants suspended operations overnight on the 19th in consideration of the safety of suppliers and employees.

With the exception of some factories, normal operations are scheduled to resume after daytime shifts on the 20th. Toyota Motor East Japan’s Iwate No. 1, No. 2, and Miyagi Ohira Plants will return to normal operations after the night shift on the 20th. We are investigating the extent of the damage, but we have not heard anything about it at this time. The number of affected vehicles is not disclosed, but it is expected to be recovered by working on holidays and overtime.

   Mazda also suspended operations at its head office plant in Hiroshima Prefecture and its Hofu Plant in Hofu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture on the 19th. According to public relations manager Fumie Tachikake, both plants will suspend the day shift on the 20th due to safety considerations, and will return to normal operations from the night shift on the same day.

   According to Azusa Momose, a spokesperson for Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Nissan Motor Kyushu and Nissan Shatai Kyushu in Kanda Town, Fukuoka Prefecture stopped operations during the day on March 19, but resumed operations from the night shift after confirming safety. All factories are operating normally on the 20th.

   SUBARU and Suzuki said the typhoon had no impact on plant operations. Honda also revealed that it is operating normally at each plant after giving consideration to the safety of its employees.

Typhoon No. 14, which brought heavy rain to western Japan, landed again near Niigata City after 4:00 am on the 20th.as of 5:24 p.m. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, it is moving east-northeast at a speed of about 45 kilometers per hour, with a central pressure of 985 hectopascals and a maximum wind speed of 25 meters per hour. It is expected to turn into an extratropical cyclone east of Japan by 3 p.m. on the same day.

Source: Bloomberg

According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, a building where rockets are assembled at the Kagoshima Space Center was partially damaged by the typhoon. The impact on the new rocket is being confirmed. In addition, water supply is restricted to 25% of the 15 water receiving companies of Miyazaki Prefecture’s industrial water supply business, and one of them has suspended operations.

Power supply is also affected in a wide range of areas. As of 8:30 a.m. on the 20th About 119,970 households in Kyushu Electric Power’s jurisdiction were without power, and two hydroelectric power plants were also damaged. According to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Approximately 1,960 units within the jurisdiction of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Approximately 1,760 units by Kansai Electric Power Co., Ltd. About 4,560 households of Chubu Electric Power Co. have lost power.

Due to the influence of the typhoon, Japan Airlines announced on the same day that it will cancel 43 flights departing and arriving on the 20th. About 2,630 people will be affected. All Nippon Airways, a subsidiary of ANA Holdings, also announced on the 19th that it would cancel 24 domestic flights departing and arriving on the 20th, which it said would affect about 2,300 people.

(I will add and update the impact on car factories etc.)

The article is in Japanese

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