A magnitude-6.2 earthquake struck Kumamoto in southwestern Japan late Thursday, killing at least nine and injuring more than 1,000. Another strong quake measured at magnitude-7.1 followed today. Honda operates a factory in Kumamoto.
With the hope to contribute to the earliest possible relief and recovery of affected areas, Honda has committed to provide the following aid:
- A donation of 50 million yen to the Kumamoto Prefecture.
- Gasoline-powered generators, in addition to emergency food and water supplies.
- Road accessibility data for the affected areas in the Kumamoto Prefecture from its Internavi network, on Google Maps and Yahoo! Maps.
Honda has halted manufacturing-related operations at its Kumamoto Factory (Ozu-machi, Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture) since the night of April 14, and has not commenced operations as of April 15. A decision to commence operations on April 18 or later will be made based on factors including the state of the facility.