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Thinking of Our Colleagues and Friends in Japan

by Hu Yoshida on Mar 11, 2011

We woke up early this morning to the news of the terrible earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan and have been watching the TV as we checked for news from family, friends, and colleagues in Japan. Because of our close ties with Japan we have been deeply concerned for their well-being and are paying very close attention to the rescue and recovery efforts.

My family lived in Japan during the 1980’s and I remember experiencing an earthquake, which was terrifying at that time, but was nowhere near the magnitude of this one. Unlike the earthquakes that I have experienced in California, where the jolts are sharp and quick, in Japan, the quakes are rolling ones that seem to increase in amplitude as time goes on.

Our company was quick to assess the impact on Hitachi Data Systems and Hitachi personnel in Japan and issued a communication from our CEO Jack Domme, which helped to reduce our anxiety since we were very fortunate to survive with relatively minor injuries and disruption to our facilities south of Tokyo.

In terms of our business operations in Japan, we have confirmed that our manufacturing is intact and our customers should not feel any impact on supply as we also have inventory in other parts of the world.

I’d like to thank all of you who have expressed concern and support for our Hitachi family in Japan, and hope that you will join me in keeping our thoughts with them.

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Comments (4 )

Kavitha on 11 Mar 2011 at 7:27 pm

Its devastating to see nature’s ferociousness in Japan. Sending prayers and sincere good wishes for everyone in Japan.

TMT on 11 Mar 2011 at 11:20 pm

Our deepest and sincere condolence for what happened in Japan. We all wish that everything is ok for everyone and their family.

Randall on 21 Mar 2011 at 10:58 am

There is no doubt about mother nature power.
But Japan/Japanese people are not alone… at my country several people is trying to send help and are in our minds.
http://www.ticotimes.net/News/News-Briefs/Domo-Arigato-More-than-10-000-turn-out-for-Costa-Rica-fundraiser-for-Japan_Sunday-March-20-2011

Oscar Rojas on 21 Mar 2011 at 6:22 pm

I join Randall expresing my simpathies from Costa Rica to the japanese people. Hitachi is an example of perseverance, resilency and innovation that truly reflects what Japan people are made of.

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