Since the earthquake, Toyota Motor Corporation's (TMC's) utmost concern has been the safety of all the team members of TMC and its related companies in the Tohoku region.
Yesterday, TMC was able to confirm that the team members of TMC, of Toyota Motor Tohoku and of TMC subsidiary vehicle manufacturers (Central Motor Corporation, Miyagi and Kanto Auto Works, Iwate) were safe.
We are continuing to try to confirm the safety of all team members' family members.
Yesterday, because Tohoku-region team members were evacuated to a safe location, production at plants in the region was halted.
We are now conducting a detailed survey of each plant to determine the extent of any damage.
March 12, 2011
Toyota Motor Corporation