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  • #31
    Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 356, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

    Floodwater pushed back from central Bangkok

    Measures to protect central Bangkok from flooding are succeeding, but water is being trapped in areas to the north.
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    Wednesday, November 02, 2011 02:07 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_04.html

    US auto sales down for Toyota, Honda

    .....The two automakers were recently forced to disrupt production in the US again due to a lack of parts from Thailand, where flooding has dealt a heavy blow to supply networks.

    Wednesday, November 02, 2011 16:39 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_30.html

    Thai flooding affects Honda operations worldwide

    Japan's Honda Motor is being forced to adjust production at facilities around the world as deliveries of auto parts from Thailand have been disrupted by flooding.

    Wednesday, November 02, 2011 17:47 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_36.html

    More areas flooded in Bangkok

    Flooding is spreading in Bangkok, with waters entering the Thai capital from the north.
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    Wednesday, November 02, 2011 18:58 +0900 (JST)
    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/02_37.html
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    AJW

    Flooding in Thailand could affect even sushi supply

    The flooding in Thailand is now threatening to cause shortages of eyeglasses, toys and even certain foods during the year-end holiday season in Japan.
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    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...J2011110216385

    Experts, officials disagree on scope of Bangkok flooding

    BANGKOK--Disagreements among government officials and experts on the future course of flooding in Bangkok and whether the central part of the capital will be inundated are worsening the situation for concerned residents.
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    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/so...J2011110216346
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    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

    Industrial estates in Bangkok at higher risk of flooding

    BANGKOK (Kyodo) -- Bangkok Gov. Sukhumbhand Paribatra on Tuesday warned two industrial estates in eastern Bangkok that they are at risk of flooding as the metropolitan government in Bangkok has been ordered to open canal sluice gates to alleviate flooding in upstream communities.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu088000c.html

    Nissan mulls partial output resumption at Thai plant from mid-Nov.

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Nissan Motor Co. is considering restarting some of its vehicle production in Thailand in mid-November after halting output in mid-October due to supply chain disruptions caused by the massive flooding in the country, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu090000c.html

    Toyota to halt minivan production in Japan due to Thai flooding

    NAGOYA (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is planning to suspend its domestic production of four minivans starting as early as Wednesday due to supply chain disruptions triggered by the flooding in Thailand, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu091000c.html

    Honda to halt operation at Philippine plant on Thai flooding impact

    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Honda Motor Co. said Wednesday it will suspend operation at its Philippine plant from Thursday, while also downsizing output in other countries as the impact of supply chains disruptions caused by the Thai flooding continues to spread globally.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu092000c.html

    Nissan ups FY 2011 net profit outlook to 290 bil. yen

    YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) -- Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday it has upgraded its net profit projection for the full business year through next March 31 to 290 billion yen, up from the earlier projected 270 billion yen, on strong global sales of its vehicles, despite negative effects from the yen's rise and massive flooding in Thailand.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu124000c.html

    U.S. new car sales up 7.5% in Oct., Toyota still suffers fall

    After resuming full production in North America in September, the Japanese automakers were again forced to cut output there as flooding in Thailand disrupted the parts supply chain, raising the possibility that their sales may be affected once more if the flood damage continues.

    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu093000c.html
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    Jiji press

    Honda to Suspend Philippine Production

    Tokyo, Nov. 2 (Jiji Press)--Honda Motor Co. <7267> will halt operations at its automotive assembly plant in the Philippines starting on Thursday due to disruption of auto parts supply from flood-hit Thailand, company sources said Wednesday.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110200406

    4 of 8 Major Japan Electronics Makers Log Net Losses in April-Sept.

    .....Furthermore, the euro zone debt crisis and floods in Thailand add to uncertainties about their earnings outlooks.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110201048

    Toyota to Continue N. America Output Curbs Next Week

    New York, Nov. 2 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Wednesday it will continue production cutbacks in North America until the end of next week due to parts supply shortages caused by the extensive floods in Thailand.

    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110300218
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    • #32
      Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 356, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

      Major pumping system not working on Thai floods

      A huge pumping system built with Japanese help to protect the Thai capital is failing to reduce water moving toward the city center.
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      Thursday, November 03, 2011 02:43 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_03.html

      APEC disaster preparedness

      ....On November 11th, the region's foreign ministers and others will discuss ways to better prepare for natural disasters in view of the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the recent flooding in Thailand.

      Thursday, November 03, 2011 12:21 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_16.html

      Floods spread in Bangkok

      Floodwaters are spreading in the Thai capital of Bangkok, inundating more areas close to the city center.

      Thursday, November 03, 2011 23:41 +0900 (JST)
      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/03_26.html
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      AJW

      Honda to cut output globally due to the Thai flooding

      Honda Motor Co., citing disruptions in supplies of parts due to flooding in Thailand, has to cut back production in most of its factories overseas.

      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...J2011110316449

      Nissan to resume production at Thai plant

      Nissan Motor Co. says new parts shipments from China will allow it to restart production on Nov. 14 at its factory in Thailand, which was suspended in mid-October because of the floods.

      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...J2011110316480

      Reporter's notebook: Dirty floodwater stretches to horizon

      BANGKOK--Except for the occasional treetop, I wouldn't have known I was flying over land.
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      The Ayutthaya ruins, located some 75 kilometers north of Bangkok and a major sightseeing spot in Thailand, are mostly under water. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
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      Don Muang Airport in northern Bangkok resembles a lake. Airplanes are parked there. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
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      Wide areas along the Chao Phraya River in Ayutthaya Province in central Thailand are flooded. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
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      Abandoned vehicles on an elevated road in Nonthaburi Province on the outskirts of Bangkok (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/so...J2011110316466
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      Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

      Toyota to continue production adjustments at North American plants

      NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it will continue ongoing production adjustments at its North American plants through the end of next week as flooding in Thailand has continued to hamper parts supplies.

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu054000c.html

      Thai flood holdouts complicate relief efforts

      BANGKOK (AP) -- There's no food left for sale anywhere near Thipawan Pipatkul's house. In fact, there's not much of her house left above the surface now that the fetid black waters have poured in. Yet, like thousands in Bangkok's flood zones, she's ignoring government warnings to evacuate.

      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in061000c.html
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      • #33
        Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 356, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

        Floodwater threatens disaster relief headquarters

        Floodwaters have reached the Thai government's disaster relief headquarters in Bangkok, forcing the office to consider moving again.
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        Friday, November 04, 2011 19:37 +0900 (JST)
        http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/04_31.html
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        AJW

        Toyota to restart production in Thailand this year

        Toyota Motor Corp. expects to resume production at its flood-affected plants in Thailand by the end of the year.

        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...J2011110416559
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        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

        Japan auto output still slowed from Thai flood

        TOKYO (AP) -- The manufacturing disruptions from the flooding in Thailand are continuing to take their toll on Japanese automakers.

        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu062000c.html
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        Jiji com

        Toyota to Extend Auto Production Adjustment

        Nagoya, Nov. 4 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Friday it will extend its production adjustment in Japan and Thailand for a week due to continuing disruption of auto parts supply stemming from flooding in Thailand.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110400395

        Yamaha Motor to Cut Motorbike Output in Japan on Thai Floods

        Tokyo, Nov. 4 (Jiji Press)--Yamaha Motor Co. <7272> said Friday that it will reduce motorbike production at its headquarters plant in Iwata, Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, between mid-November and December, in the wake of the massive floods in Thailand that have disrupted parts supplies.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110400465

        Nikon to Shift Production from Disrupted Thai Base

        Tokyo, Nov. 4 (Jiji Press)--Nikon Corp. <7731> said Friday it will temporarily shift production from its flood-hit Thai plant to footholds in another part of the country and Japan.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110400744

        Mazda to Resume Car Output in Flood-Hit Thailand Nov. 14

        Tokyo, Nov. 4 (Jiji Press)--Mazda Motor Corp. <7261> plans to resume passenger car production at its plant in flood-hit Thailand on Nov. 14, company officials said Friday.

        http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110401019
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        • #34
          Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 356, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

          Floods spread in Bangkok

          A large amount of flood water north of Bangkok is slowly spreading downstream, disrupting roads and other facilities.
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          Saturday, November 05, 2011 22:23 +0900 (JST)
          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/05_33.html
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          Yomiuri online

          Thai floods hit high-tech firms / No indication when work could begin to restore industrial parks

          BANGKOK--Friday marked one month since the flooding of the Saha Rattana Nakorn Industrial Estate, one of seven inundated industrial parks in Ayutthaya and Pathum Thani provinces north of Bangkok and the first affected by flooding.
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          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T111104004073.htm

          Thai floods emptying Japan shelves / Stocks of printers, glasses, hard disk drives run low as plants suspend production

          The severe flooding in Thailand is making itself felt in the Japanese consumer market, as some electronic goods have become scarce and prices are surging.

          http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111104004821.htm
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          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

          Nikon plans to partially resume Thai plant operations in Jan.

          TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japanese camera maker Nikon Corp. said Friday it plans to partially resume operations in January and full operations by the end of March at its major Thai digital single-lens reflex camera plant that has been shut since Oct. 6 due to massive floods.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu032000c.html

          Toyota to cut output in 2 nations in addition to 7 over Thai floods

          NAGOYA (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it will reduce output in Pakistan and Malaysia next week in addition to seven other countries where the firm has already cut production due to difficulty in procuring parts from suppliers in flood-hit Thailand.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu033000c.html

          Floodwaters close in on heart of Thai capital

          BANGKOK (AP) -- Floodwaters lapped Bangkok's largest outdoor market Saturday as officials warned that no major barriers now stood in the way to prevent the water from reaching the heart of the Thai capital.

          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in072000c.html
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          • #35
            Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 356, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

            Flood recovery slow at Thai industrial complex

            One month after floodwaters inflicted costly damage to an industrial park in Ayutthaya, central Thailand, restoration work has made little progress.
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            Sunday, November 06, 2011 06:43 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_03.html

            Thai flooding strands elephants in Ayutthaya

            In flood-hit central Thailand, dozens of elephants have been stranded for the last 2 months.
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            Sunday, November 06, 2011 08:56 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_07.html

            Floodwater reaches Bangkok industrial park

            Floodwater continues to spread in the Thai capital Bangkok, and 8 industrial parks across the country have been inundated.
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            Sunday, November 06, 2011 23:06 +0900 (JST)
            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_14.html
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            Yomiuri online

            Floods send 2,000 students back to Japan

            Flooding has forced more than 2,000 students, or about 80 percent of all Japanese students studying at Thai Japanese Association School in Bangkok, to temporarily return to Japan, the education ministry said.

            http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T111105002230.htm
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            AJW

            Bangkok evacuees wait in squalid conditions for flood waters to recede

            BANGKOK--As flood waters continue to inundate central parts of Thailand's capital, thousands of people are rushing to find shelter, in some cases huddling under structures such as elevated expressways.
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            Evacuees take shelter under an elevated highway near a canal in the Lak Si district of Bangkok on Nov. 4. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
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            A volunteer talks with an elderly evacuee inside a shelter in Bangkok. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/so...J2011110616709
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            Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

            Death toll from Thailand floods rises past 500

            BANGKOK (AP) -- The nationwide death toll from flooding in Thailand has climbed past 500, as the polluted black water continues its march through parts of the capital.

            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in021000c.html

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            • #36
              Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 506, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

              1.2-2.1% GDP growth forecast for July-Sept quarter

              ......The researchers say the historic appreciation of the yen and damage caused by flooding in Thailand may also have an adverse impact on Japanese manufacturers, possibly slashing exports.

              Monday, November 07, 2011 05:44 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_02.html

              Japanese firms voice concern over Thai floods

              At a seminar in Bangkok on Sunday, Japanese companies in Thailand voiced concern over the slow progress in reconstructing areas hit by recent floods.
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              Monday, November 07, 2011 05:44 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_03.html

              Toyota to cut monthly output by 30%

              The drawn-out floods in Thailand are seriously affecting production by Japanese carmakers. Toyota has been hit especially hard.

              Monday, November 07, 2011 16:33 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_28.html

              Economic index down in September

              ......Looking ahead, the Cabinet Office says the risk of a slowdown is increasing, citing as reasons the strong yen and the flooding in Thailand.

              Monday, November 07, 2011 18:51 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_35.html

              Floodwater's impact felt in wider areas

              Massive floodwater from the outskirts of Bangkok continues to spread towards the inner part of the city with potentially serious impact.
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              Monday, November 07, 2011 19:56 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_40.html

              Drainage begins at Thai industrial park

              Thailand has begun to drain one of 8 industrial parks inundated by floodwaters. The flooding has halted operations at many manufacturers.

              Monday, November 07, 2011 21:57 +0900 (JST)
              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/07_44.html
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              AJW

              Floods threaten Bangkok trains; toll passes 500
              *THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

              BANGKOK -- Advancing pools of filthy water threatened the Thai capital's subway system on Nov. 7 and surrounded the emergency headquarters set up to deal with flooding that has claimed more than 500 lives nationwide.
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              A Thai boy swims near a mall along flooded streets in Bangkok on Nov. 6. Thailand's record high floods continue to creep closer to the heart of the capital. (AP)
              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/so...J2011110716791
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              Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

              Toyota earnings to reflect production disruptions

              TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota's fiscal second quarter results, expected Tuesday, are almost certain to be dismal, given massive supplier disruptions from the March earthquake. The Japanese automaker is confident about making up for lost production in coming months even as it faces new supply and manufacturing disruptions from massive flooding in Thailand.

              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu080000c.html
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              • #37
                Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 506, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

                Thai flooding continues as drainage begins

                More residents in the Thai capital have been advised to leave their homes as the floodwater flows slowly south.
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                Tuesday, November 08, 2011 02:48 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_02.html

                Floodwaters threaten central part of Bangkok

                The floodwaters creeping toward central Bangkok have slowed their progress, but more people are being affected as water levels edge up in already flooded districts.
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                Tuesday, November 08, 2011 19:50 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_36.html

                Toyota posts operating loss for Apr.-Sept. period

                Toyota Motor announced an operating loss in the first half of its fiscal year due to the impact of the yen's strength and the March disaster.

                The world's top carmaker estimates that floods in Thailand will force its global production to fall by some 150,000 units from the beginning of October to the end of this week.

                Tuesday, November 08, 2011 21:09 +0900 (JST)
                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/08_42.html
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                AJW

                Flood-plagued Thai PM cancels trip to summit in US
                *THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

                BANGKOK -- Thailand's prime minister canceled plans to attend a Pacific trade forum in Hawaii this weekend as she struggled on Nov. 8 to cope with her country's worst flooding in a half-century.
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                Floodwater flows over part of a 12-kilometer-long bank of sandbags in Bangkok's northern Sai Mai district on Nov. 7. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
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                People switch from a truck to a boat for transportation in Bangkok's northern Sai Mai district on Nov. 7. The truck cannot run on the opposite side of a bank of sandbags due to higher water levels. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
                http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/so...J2011110816918
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                Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                Thai floods expected to affect food supply in Japan

                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The massive floods in Thailand are expected to affect food supplies in Japan, which imports large quantities of chicken and shrimp, as well as food packaging materials, from the Southeast Asian country.

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu089000c.html

                Toyota quarterly profit drops 18.5 percent to $1B

                TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota said its quarterly profit slid 18.5 percent to 80.4 billion yen ($1 billion) on plunging sales caused by parts shortages from the tsunami disaster in northeastern Japan and warned it faces a new challenge from flooding in Thailand.

                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu132000c.html
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                Jiji press

                Toyota to Continue Production Cuts in Japan Until Nov. 18

                Tokyo, Nov. 8 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Tuesday that it will continue production cuts at its domestic plants until Nov. 18 as the firm still faces parts supply disruptions reflecting the massive floods in Thailand.

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110800528

                (Update 2) Toyota Shelves FY 2011 Earnings Outlook

                Tokyo, Nov. 8 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Co. <7203> said Tuesday the leading Japanese automaker has withdrawn its earnings estimates for the business year ending next March due to its ongoing global production curb caused by Thai floods.

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110800942

                Honda to Continue Output Cuts in N. America until Nov. 25

                New York, Nov. 8 (Jiji Press)--Honda Motor Co. <7267> said Tuesday all of its six automobile plants in North America will continue production cuts until Nov. 25 due to a shortage of parts supplies from flood-hit Thailand.

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110900107

                Thailand to Extend Support to Flooded Japan Firms

                Bangkok, Nov. 8 (Jiji Press)--Thailand is poised to extend assistance to Japanese companies affected by the devastating floods that hit the Southeast Asian country, a key Thai official said Tuesday.

                http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011110801042
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                • #38
                  Re: Thailand - Thai floods kill 506, inundate World Heritage site - Bangkok under threat

                  Japanese carmakers slammed by soaring yen

                  .....The flooding in Thailand is adding to their woes.

                  Japanese automakers face a grave challenge in securing profits in the face of numerous hurdles.

                  Wednesday, November 09, 2011 11:28 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_14.html

                  Business sentiment marks 1st rise in 3 months

                  ....The Cabinet Office says workers are increasingly cautious over the outlook amid concerns that the corporate business environment may worsen amid the yen's rise and flooding in Thailand.

                  Wednesday, November 09, 2011 17:34 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_30.html

                  Thai PM visits water treatment plant after floods

                  Thailand's prime minister has visited a water treatment plant in Bangkok to meet 2 Japanese engineers working there to protect the water supply system from floods.
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                  Wednesday, November 09, 2011 18:43 +0900 (JST)
                  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/09_34.html
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                  AJW

                  Toyota to cut exports by 10&#37;, shift production overseas

                  Toyota Motor Corp. will cut vehicle exports by more than 10 percent within five years at the earliest and shift production overseas as the strong yen continues to bite into export earnings.

                  http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...J2011110916979
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                  Mainichi jp(kyodo, AP)

                  6 of 8 major Japanese automakers see profits fall on yen's rise

                  .....And the financial results of all eight automakers are expected to remain under pressure over the second half from the yen's strength -- and from the massive Thai floods that have forced production cutbacks, industry analysts said.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu106000c.html

                  Honda to continue halving production at North American plants

                  NEW YORK (Kyodo) -- Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday it will continue halving production at its North American plants through Nov. 25 as flooding in Thailand has disrupted the supply of some key electronic parts sourced from the country.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu105000c.html

                  Flood-plagued Thai PM cancels trip to summit in U.S.

                  BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's prime minister canceled plans to attend a Pacific trade forum in Hawaii this weekend as she struggled to cope with her country's worst flooding in a half century.

                  http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in028000c.html
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                  Jiji press

                  Toyota to Review Just-In-Time Strategy

                  Tokyo, Nov. 9 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> plans a partial review of its renowned just-in-time production system in the face of supply chain disruptions caused by massive flooding in Thailand as well as the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110900672

                  Toyota to Resume Vehicle Production in Thailand on Nov. 21

                  Tokyo, Nov. 9 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Wednesday that it will resume vehicle production in Thailand on Nov. 21 that have been suspended due to massive floods.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011110901054

                  Toyota to Return to Normal Production in North America Mon.

                  New York, Nov. 9 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Wednesday it will return to planned overtime production in North America Monday because parts become available.

                  http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011111000021
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                    Toyota to resume output in Thailand on Nov.21

                    Toyota Motor says it will resume production in Thailand on November 21st, a month after severe flooding forced it to suspend operations.

                    Thursday, November 10, 2011 02:10 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_01.html

                    Toyota to end North American production cut

                    Toyota Motor says production levels at its North American plants will return to normal next week.

                    Thursday, November 10, 2011 13:04 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_16.html

                    Half of Thai's automakers to resume operation

                    Four of the 8 Japanese automakers in Thailand will resume operations within the next 2 weeks.

                    Thursday, November 10, 2011 14:02 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_20.html

                    Japanese school in Bangkok starts extra classes

                    The Japanese school in Bangkok has begun supplementary classes for students who were forced to study at home due to heavy rain and floods.

                    Thursday, November 10, 2011 19:07 +0900 (JST)
                    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/10_33.html
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                    AJW

                    Toyota to resume production in Thailand

                    Toyota Motor Corp. will resume production at its plants in Thailand on Nov. 21, the company said Nov. 9.

                    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...J2011111017064

                    Electronic parts makers brace for flood losses

                    The nation's seven main manufacturers of electronic components all saw profits slide in the six months through September because of the strong yen and sluggish consumption in the United States and Europe.

                    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...J2011111017077

                    Floating garbage poses disease threat

                    BANGKOK--Medical workers say there is a risk of serious outbreaks of infectious diseases due to deteriorating sanitary conditions in Thailand's capital following catastrophic floods.
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                    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/so...J2011111017055
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                    Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                    Toyota to resume Thai auto production Nov. 21

                    TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota says it is resuming production at its Thai plant Nov. 21, where output had been disrupted by a supply shortage caused by flooding.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu103000c.html

                    139 Japanese listed firms sustain damage from Thai floods

                    TOKYO (Kyodo) -- A total of 215 plants in Thailand affiliated with 139 Japanese listed firms have been damaged by flooding there, a survey by a private research agency showed Wednesday.

                    http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu104000c.html
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                    Jiji press

                    Mitsubishi Motors to Resume Output in Thailand Mon.

                    Tokyo, Nov. 10 (Jiji Press)--Mitsubishi Motors Corp. <7211> said Thursday it will resume automobile production in Thailand on Monday as the company has managed to secure sufficient parts from outside the flood-hit Southeast Asian country.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011111000629

                    Toyota to Keep Curbing Production in Asia, S. Africa

                    Tokyo, Nov. 10 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Thursday it will continue curbing production at its plants in Asia and South Africa after Monday, due to difficulties in procuring parts from flood-hit Thailand.

                    http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011111001075

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                      Bangkok remains on alert for flooding

                      The Thai capital Bangkok remains on alert for flooding on Friday as a spring tide has begun.
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                      Friday, November 11, 2011 17:31 +0900 (JST)
                      http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/11_23.html
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                      AJW

                      Japanese companies moving to resume output in Thailand

                      BANGKOK--Japanese companies are gradually resuming operations in flood-ravaged Thailand after weeks of stalled production.

                      Hard disc drives are in short supply at a leading personal computer parts store in the Akihabara area of Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. Consumers are clearly hoping for a quick recovery in production. (The Asahi Shimbun)
                      http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...J2011111117161
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                      Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                      Thailand tries to help companies as floods spread

                      BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand offered more help Thursday to businesses affected by widespread flooding, as water spread deeper into Bangkok and threatened to cut off a major highway.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu085000c.html

                      Recovering Japan automakers now fight Thai floods

                      TOKYO (AP) -- Honda manager Hideto Maehara has swapped his car for a rubber boat to reach the company's auto plant north of the Thai capital. A month after being inundated, the factory that makes nearly 5 percent of Honda vehicles worldwide is still under 1.5 meters (5 feet) of water.

                      http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu086000c.html
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                      Jiji press

                      Toyota's Japan Plants to Return to Near Normal Nov. 21

                      Nagoya, Nov. 11 (Jiji Press)--Toyota Motor Corp. <7203> said Friday its domestic plants that have been halted due to parts shortages triggered by the flooding in Thailand will operate at near-normal levels between Nov. 21 and Nov. 25.

                      http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011111101059
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                      ap

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                        AJW

                        Thais celebrate water festival despite floods

                        BANGKOK -- Sahattaya Vitayakaseat placed a tiny crown-shaped boat made from curled banana leaves and marigold flowers into the murky brown water and let it drift toward a park bench submerged by Bangkok's surging Chao Phraya river.
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                        People set "krathong" lanterns afloat in a park close to the Chao Phraya river in Bangkok on Nov. 10. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
                        http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/so...J2011111217262
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                        Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                        Toyota to normalize vehicle production in Japan from Nov. 21 to 25

                        TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Friday it will normalize vehicle production in Japan from Nov. 21 to Nov. 25 after curbing domestic output since late October due to parts supply chain disruptions induced by the massive flood in Thailand.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu067000c.html

                        Thai princess: King temporarily lost consciousness

                        .....The princess said doctors told her the bleeding could have been caused by stress over Thailand's devastating flooding. She did not specify when the health crisis took place, but her comments, which were broadcast Friday on the official royal news, indicated that it was more than a week ago.

                        http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/inter...in035000c.html
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                        kyodo

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                          Spring tide floods central Bangkok again

                          Another spring tide has begun to hit Thailand, causing river water to spill out in some districts in central Bangkok.
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                          Sunday, November 13, 2011 01:13 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_17.html

                          Japan, Thailand FMs discuss post-flooding

                          Japan's foreign minister says his country will fully support Thailand, which has been hit hard by floods. He also asked Thailand to help Japanese firms to quickly resume operations.

                          Sunday, November 13, 2011 01:13 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/12_22.html

                          Thailand braces for spring tide

                          Thailand is bracing for more flooding as another spring tide is expected to reach its peak on Sunday.
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                          Sunday, November 13, 2011 09:00 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_03.html

                          Thai floods cause less damage despite high tides

                          Floodwater in central Bangkok, Thailand, has overflowed in areas along the river, but no further damage has been reported so far.
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                          Sunday, November 13, 2011 16:07 +0900 (JST)
                          http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/13_16.html
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                          Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                          Japan to continue to 'fully support' flood-hit Thailand

                          HONOLULU (Kyodo) -- Japan will continue to "fully support" Thailand as it deals with devastating floods, Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba told his Thai counterpart Surapong Tovichakchaikul on Friday.

                          http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...dm034000c.html

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                            Japanese automakers resume production in Thailand

                            Three of the eight Japanese automakers operating in Thailand have resumed production. They had been forced to halt operations during the recent flooding.

                            Monday, November 14, 2011 20:21 +0900 (JST)
                            http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111114_34.html
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                            AJW

                            Pagodas at flooded Thai temples leaning sideways

                            AYUTTHAYA, Thailand--Treasured pagodas at historic sites in this former capital in Thailand have been damaged by the worst flooding in memory to hit the country.
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                            Bricks in the lower part of a pagoda at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a Buddhist temple in Ayutthaya, Thailand, appear to have turned white due to immersion in floodwater. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
                            http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/so...J2011111417399
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                            Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                            Mitsubishi Motors resumes operations at Thai plant

                            LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Kyodo) -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp. restarted production Monday at its plant in Thailand after being forced to suspend operation there for about a month because of flood damage to its local suppliers.

                            http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu066000c.html
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                            Jiji press

                            Honda Resumes Motorcycle Production in Thailand

                            Tokyo, Nov. 14 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Honda Motor Co. <7267> said Monday it has resumed part of its motorcycle production in Thailand after weeks of suspension due to flooding in the Southeast Asian nation.

                            http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011111400488
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                            Sankei news

                            ap REUTERS

                            inhabitants destroyed flood walls
                            kyodo

                            Mitsubishi Motors resumes operations at Thai plant

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                              Thais destroy flood barriers

                              Angry residents in flooded areas of Thailand have destroyed a defensive wall built by the government to divert floodwater around central Bangkok.
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                              Tuesday, November 15, 2011 06:16 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111115_04.html

                              Japanese firms get visas for their Thai workers

                              The Japanese Embassy in Bangkok has begun issuing temporary visas to Thai workers at flood-hit Japanese firms that will allow them to come to Japan.
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                              Tuesday, November 15, 2011 12:43 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111115_14.html

                              Honda to normalize production in North America

                              Honda Motor's North American plants are recovering from supply chain disruptions caused by the Thai floods.

                              Tuesday, November 15, 2011 16:01 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111115_24.html

                              Thai govt removes part of flood barriers

                              The Thai government is facing a dilemma over whether to take away or maintain a part of a barrier which was made to protect central Bangkok from massive amounts of flood water.
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                              Tuesday, November 15, 2011 20:42 +0900 (JST)
                              http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111115_33.html
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                              AJW

                              Honda resumes partial motorcycle production in Thailand

                              Honda Motor Co. has resumed production of motorcycles at its factory in Thailand after flooding disrupted supply lines and forced a temporary suspension of operations.

                              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201111150040

                              BIZ BRIEF: Thai floods stop sale of Toshiba's Malaysian operation

                              Toshiba Corp. and Amkor Technology Inc. announced on Nov. 15 that due to the severe flooding in Thailand, Toshiba and Amkor have jointly agreed to postpone discussions regarding the previously announced proposed acquisition by Amkor of Toshiba's semiconductor assembly operation in Malaysia.

                              http://ajw.asahi.com/article/economy...AJ201111150023
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                              Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                              Thailand flooding damages its ancient capital

                              AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (AP) -- Water fowl, monitor lizards and stray dogs have replaced the throngs of tourists at one of Thailand's greatest historical sites. Record flooding has turned Ayutthaya's ancient temples into islands, and a giant statue of the reclining Buddha appears to float miraculously on the lapping water.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/travel/news/2...fe077000c.html

                              Mitsubishi Motors, Nissan, Mazda restart output in Thailand

                              LAEM CHABANG, Thailand (Kyodo) -- Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Nissan Motor Co. and Mazda Motor Corp. restarted production Monday at their plants in Thailand after being forced to suspend operation there for about a month because of flood damage to local suppliers, company officials said.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu108000c.html

                              Japanese volunteer aid group under fire for withdrawing staff from flood-hit Thailand

                              BANGKOK -- The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) made its 14 volunteers in Bangkok and nearby areas return to Japan at the end of October because of safety risks from flooding, it has been learned.

                              http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/natio...na010000c.html
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                              Jiji press

                              Isuzu to Resume Truck Output in Thailand on Monday

                              Tokyo, Nov. 15 (Jiji Press)--Isuzu Motors Ltd. <2702> said Tuesday that it will resume truck production in flood-hit Thailand on Monday next week.

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=ind&k=2011111500882

                              Japan Starts Issuing Working Visas for Flood-Hit Thai Factory Workers

                              Bangkok, Nov. 15 (Jiji Press)--The Japanese government on Tuesday started visa issuance for workers at flood-hit Japanese factories in Thailand to allow them to work in Japan.

                              http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2011111500197
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                              Sankei news

                              REUTERS

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                                Japanese school in Bangkok to resume classes

                                The Japanese school in Bangkok will begin classes again next Monday after being closed for a month due to concerns over flooding.

                                Wednesday, November 16, 2011 05:10 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111116_07.html

                                Bangkok's city center may escape flooding

                                The Thai government says that floodwaters are receding and Bangkok's city center is now much less likely to be hit by floodwater.
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                                Wednesday, November 16, 2011 18:59 +0900 (JST)
                                http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20111116_27.html
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                                Yomiuri online

                                Thai workers at Japanese firms get visas

                                BANGKOK--The Japanese Embassy in Bangkok has started issuing short-term work visas for Thai employees of Japanese firms in Thailand affected by widespread flooding so they can temporarily work at parent companies in Japan.

                                http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/world/T111115005496.htm
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                                AJW

                                Central Bangkok could escape flooding

                                BANGKOK--Despite continuing flooding in northern, eastern and western Bangkok, efforts to protect the center of Thailand's capital are showing signs of paying off.
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                                People clean shopfronts in the Lat Phrao district, close to the center of Bangkok, as floodwaters recede. (Toshiyuki Hayashi)
                                http://ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/so...AJ201111161009
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                                Mainichi jp(Kyodo, AP)

                                Honda to normalize North American production on Dec. 1 and 2

                                TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday it will normalize automobile production at six factories in Canada and the United States on Dec. 1 and 2 after curbing their operations since early November due to parts supply chain disruptions induced by the flood in Thailand.

                                http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/busin...bu117000c.html
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