Sony, Japan’s biggest exporter of consumer electronics, halted operations at 10 factories and two research centers because of power outages and damages, said Mami Imada, a spokeswoman for the Tokyo-based company. Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, said it closed all 12 factories in Japan through Wednesday, and its auto-body makers’ plants are closed today. Honda Motor Co. said it would stop output at plants in four locations. (etc.)
A report yesterday elsewhere mentioned the closing of Mitsubishi plants and one other manufacturer. Now with electricity interruptions – there may be more factories that cannot continue production for a little while. That is not good. It is not good for the people of Japan and it won’t be good for the rest of the world, either.