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US auto sales up 13.9% in Nov.

.....Honda's sales fell 6.4 percent to a little below 84,000 units. The firm was hit hard by the March disaster and the flooding in Thailand.

Friday, December 02, 2011 11:28 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111202_16.html
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Japan, Thailand devising bilateral scheme to help flood-hit firms

SINGAPORE (Kyodo) -- The Japanese and Thai governments are working to create a scheme to provide mutual support to small and midsize companies severely hit by the flooding in Thailand, bilateral sources said Friday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu108000c.html
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Nidec's 9 of 10 Thai Plants Back in Operation

Tokyo, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Nidec Corp. <6594> said Friday that nine of its 10 production bases in flood-hit Thailand have resumed operations at their own facilities or alternative locations.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011120200843

Toyota's Malaysia, Indonesia Operations to Return to Normal Mon.

Nagoya, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Friday that operations at its plants in Malaysia and Indonesia, affected by flooding in Thailand, will return to normal Monday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011120200965

Japan Trader Mitsui's Reinsurer in Singapore Suspends New Contracts

Singapore, Dec. 2 (Jiji Press)--A Singaporean reinsurer, whose top shareholder is major Japanese trader Mitsui & Co. <8031>, has stopped newly writing reinsurance policies in the wake of huge insurance payments related to natural disasters in Asia including the massive floods in Thailand, it was learned Friday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011120201005
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 12:28 PM
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Early recovery unlikely at Thai industrial parks

Efforts to drain water from industrial complexes in Thailand are seeing progress. But many companies are still struggling to resume operations.
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Saturday, December 03, 2011 03:44 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111203_03.html

Gemba to visit Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia

Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba is planning to visit Myanmar late this month on his tour of 3 Southeast Asian nations. It will be the first visit to Myanmar in 9 years by a Japanese foreign minister.

Saturday, December 03, 2011 10:47 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111203_10.html
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Toyota to maintain nearly normal output in Japan

NAGOYA (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp., which resumed near-normal operations at its domestic factories on Nov. 21 after having its supply chain be disrupted by floods in Thailand, said Friday the operation will continue to run almost normally after Dec. 12.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu017000c.html
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Japan's Genba to Visit Myanmar, Thailand in Late Dec.

Tokyo, Dec. 3 (Jiji Press)--Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Genba is considering visiting Myanmar and Thailand in late December, government sources said Saturday.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011120300157
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Old December 5th, 2011, 10:49 AM
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Japan Visas for Flood-Hit Thai Plant Workers May Top 5,000

Tokyo, Dec. 5 (Jiji Press)--The number of workers at flood-hit Japanese plants in Thailand who are working in Japan with special visas may top 5,000, a senior official of the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Monday.

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Thai workers arriving in Japan for post-flood production

Thai workers have started arriving in Japan to continue work for Japanese companies that temporarily relocated production after their factories in Thailand were flooded.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/so...AJ201112060005
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Old December 9th, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Toyota profit down due to Thai floods, strong yen

Japanese carmaker Toyota says its operating profit in the current business year may fall more than 50 percent from the previous year.

Friday, December 09, 2011 19:11 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111209_44.html
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Sentiment of large Japanese firms down on rising yen, Thai flood

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Business confidence among large Japanese firms deteriorated in the three months through December, given the negative impact of the rising yen, the flooding in Thailand and a gloomier global economic outlook due to the sovereign debt crisis in Europe, the government said Friday.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu136000c.html

Toyota halves FY 2011 net profit forecast on flood, strong yen

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it projects its full-year net profit to fall to 180 billion yen from its previous forecast of 390 billion yen, reflecting the impact of the strong yen and supply chain disruptions triggered by the flooding in Thailand.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu156000c.html

Thai workers from flooded Japanese factories arriving in Japan

Over 2,000 Thai factory employees of Japanese companies are now in Japan supervising their Japanese colleagues thanks to a preferential measure instituted by Japanese authorities after factories in Thailand were rendered unusable due to recent flooding.

http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na013000c.html
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(Update) Toyota Cuts FY 2011 Earnings Projections on Thai Floods

Tokyo, Dec. 9 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Friday that it has revised down its earnings projections for fiscal 2011, partly due to production cutbacks following parts supply disruptions caused by the massive floods in Thailand in autumn.

http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011120900803

(Update 2) Toyota Cuts Earnings Projections on Thai Floods

Tokyo, Dec. 9 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Friday that it has revised down its earnings projections for the year ending next March, mainly due to production cutbacks following parts supply disruptions caused by the massive floods in Thailand in autumn.

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Old December 10th, 2011, 11:13 AM
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Japanese firm to close flood-hit Thai plant

A subsidiary of a Japanese semiconductor firm says it will close a plant in Thailand due to the damage caused by flooding.

Saturday, December 10, 2011 12:46 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111210_15.html

Tankan turns negative for 1st time in 6 months

...The deterioration in business sentiment was caused by the impact a record high yen is having on Japan's export industries, global economic slowdown caused by credit worries in Europe, and the damage to local factories caused by Thailand's floods.

Saturday, December 10, 2011 15:44 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111210_21.html
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Sanyo to close semiconductor plant in Thailand

Sanyo Semiconductor Co. will close its flood-stricken factory in central Thailand, resulting in the dismissal of 1,600 workers, and instead increase production in the Philippines and China.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201112100032

Thai flooding slows auto production in November

Combined domestic output of the eight major Japanese automakers was 794,896 units in November, up 4 percent year on year, for the second straight month of increase, their reports showed.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201112230019
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Old December 26th, 2011, 06:43 AM
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Japan downgrades travel advisory for Thailand

Japan's Foreign Ministry has reduced its travel warning for Thailand. Japanese nationals no longer need to postpone trips to areas in and around Bangkok now that damage from flooding has been contained.

Monday, December 26, 2011 16:17 +0900 (JST)
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Slow recovery for swamped factories in Thailand

Traveling to work by boat, shifting production to upper levels away from the slime and muck, and moving production to outside countries are just a few of the ways companies are coping with the flooding in Thailand.
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An executive of Rohm Co.'s factory in Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate in central Thailand points to the height of flooding there. All the machines on the first floor became useless. (Masaaki Shoji)
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Industrial exhibition opens in flood-hit Thailand

An industrial exhibition opened in Thailand on Thursday, still struggling to recover from last year's massive flooding.

Thursday, January 05, 2012 22:55 +0900 (JST)
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Japan to continue aid for Thai reconstruction

Japan's Economy, Trade and Industry minister says the government will continue assisting Thailand's recovery from damage suffered during last July's flooding.

Thursday, January 12, 2012 01:57 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120112_04.html

Edano calls for effective steps by Thailand to prevent flooding

BANGKOK (Kyodo) -- Japanese trade minister Yukio Edano met with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Wednesday, pledging Japan's support to help the Southeast Asian country recover from recent flooding and calling on it to take effective steps to prevent a recurrence.

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Thailand outlines new flood control measures

The Thai government has outlined new flood control measures in response to widespread damage caused by last year's disaster.

Sunday, January 15, 2012 07:04 +0900 (JST)
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120115_05.html

Honda May Replace All Equipment at Flood-Hit Thai Plant

Tokyo, Jan. 15 (Jiji Press)--Honda Motor Co. <7267> is considering full replacement of equipment at its Thai plant that has been inundated by floodwaters, due to serious damage, it was learned Sunday.

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Honda-Linked Auto Parts Maker Resumes Full Thai Operations

Tokyo, Jan. 16 (Jiji Press)--Keihin Corp. <7251>, an auto parts maker affiliated with Honda Motor Co. <7267>, said Monday that it fully resumed operations in flood-hit Thailand the same day, except for production of electronic control devices.

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Yingluck announces water-control plan for Thailand

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has announced her government's new water-management plan to try to prevent a recurrence of the floods that caused widespread destruction last year.

Friday, January 20, 2012 22:36 +0900 (JST)
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Thai official says floods have not stopped foreign investment

BANGKOK--Japanese investment in Thailand has continued to rise despite last year’s devastating floods, the head of the Thai government’s Board of Investment (BOI) said on Feb. 13.
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Non-life insurers to pay $5.7 bil. for Thai floods

Japan's top 3 non-life insurance groups are expected to pay about 5.7 billion dollars to Japanese companies affected by last year's severe floods in Thailand.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 04:53 +0900 (JST)
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High walls to protect factories from floods

An industrial district in Thailand has started the construction of high walls surrounding its premises aiming to prevent a recurrence of damage from future massive floods.
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Bangkok's main domestic airport reopens

BANGKOK (Kyodo) -- Bangkok's main domestic airport, Don Muang, resumed operations Tuesday after being closed for more than four months due to severe flooding that ravaged the country last year.

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Yingluck pledges anti-flood measures

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will use Japan's technological knowhow to prevent flooding in her country.

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