Kawasaki suffers no 'direct effects' from earthquake

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Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA sent a message to its dealers March 16 saying that the company suffered no direct effects from last week’s earthquake and tsunami. The following is the message in its entirety, signed by president Tak Teranishi.

Many of you have called conveying your thoughts and prayers for Kawasaki’s staff and family members in Japan, as well as the hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens who have been affected by this tragedy. Your concern is both appreciated and heartfelt.

The primary disaster area is centered near Sendai, which is 185 miles northeast of Tokyo. Kawasaki’s Akashi factory is located 400 miles southwest of that location. Fortunately, the Akashi/Kobe area where KHI offices and factory are located did not experience any direct effects from the earthquake.

The people of Japan will continue to face immediate hardships; the situation there is changing daily.

The companies that operate there, like Kawasaki, will continue to monitor the situation and will be prepared to adjust business operations as dictated by circumstances.

Again, we want to thank you for your concerns. As more information becomes available we will provide you with updates.

Posted by Arlo Redwine

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