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We've heard from Toyota, regarding its company-wide emergency task force set up to deal with the earthquake. No injuries reported so far, but some employees have been evacuated.

Please be informed that TMC comment on the earthquakes in Japan on March 11 (as of 17:00 JST) is as below: TMC has established a company-wide emergency task force to take initial measures (under leadership of Managing Officer Miyazaki). Current situation is the following:

1. Employees
-Confirmed there have been no injuries at the Tokyo head office, as well as the Higashifuji, Tochigi office, Yamanashi office, and Toyota Motor Tohoku facilities.
-Presently gathering information on Central Motor Corporation and Kanto Auto Works.

2. Production
-All TMC plants have restarted production.
-The employees at manufacturing companies in the Tohoku region, including Toyota Motor Tohoku, and Central Motor Corporation are evacuating to safe areas. The situation is the same in the facilities at Hokkaido as well.
-Currently, we are checking the situation of suppliers.
-Currently nothing has been decided about production plans.

3. Dealers
-There are reports that some dealers have been damaged, however we are still investigating the details.

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