Statement Released by Honda About Japan Earthquakes

hondaHonda has just released a statement about the massive earthquake that struck Japan earlier this week.

“Honda would like to express its deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of The 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake in northeastern Japan,” Honda said in the release. “Our sincere hopes for the earliest possible relief and recovery of the affected areas.”

Honda has shot down production activities in five plants in Japan. Honda has suspended all activity in the Tochigi area, where the damage was the most destructive.

In the release, Honda also addresses relief efforts. Honda will be giving 300 million yen ($3.66 million) toward the relief effort, as well as donating 1,000 gasoline generators and 5,000 gas canisters. Honda is also dispatching staff to devastated areas to instruct people on how to use the generators.

Honda also says that it will cooperate with te rolling blackouts requested by the Ministry of Economy. Honda says that they are “prioritizing the relief and recovery of affected areas.”

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