BMW, Hyundai and Renault Donate for Japan Earthquake Relief
After Japan’s local automakers, foreign car companies are also rallying to support people affected by the earthquake and the tsunami that hit the Asian nation on Friday. BMW has offered an emergency aid worth €1 million ($1.4 million) destined for the treatment of traumatized children, emergency aid and reconstruction work. The money will be split evenly between the international non-profit organization “Save the Children” and the Japanese Red Cross.
Another foreign company that has announced its help to the people of Japan is the Hyundai-Kia Group. The Korean conglomerate will donate to the Japanese Red Cross 100 million yen ($1.3 million) to assist the recovery efforts. The money will be used to cover immediate needs such as food, water and blankets. Hyundai’s chairman Mong-Koo Chung sent condolence letters to Japanese business partners to express the company’s sympathy and wishes for an early recovery.
Nissan’s partner Renault also launched an emergency campaign to help those hit by the disaster. The company will donate €500,000 ($700,000) to the Red Cross and will enable its willing employees to make donations. Renault also promised to match the amount of money raised by the company’s employees. The money raised will be used to provide food, drugs and other vital supplies for people in the affected areas, as well as to pay for medical treatment and to organize blood donations.
Toyota Extends Production Halt at All Japanese Plants until March 22
The ongoing disaster in Japan caused by Friday’s massive earthquake and tsunami is forcing many automakers to extend production halts on domestic plants well into next week. Today, Toyota announced that it has decided to continue the vehicle-production halt started on March 14 at all of its plants in Japan, including all subsidiary vehicle manufacturers, through March 22. According to reports, the suspension of production has already cost Toyota some 40,000 vehicles up until now.
“A decision on when vehicle production will resume in Japan has yet to be made,” the company said in a written statement.
However, the world’s largest automaker noted that it will resume production of replacement parts for vehicles already on market beginning on Thursday, March 17, adding that it also plans to restart manufacturing parts for overseas production on Monday, March 21.
Because in Japan, people have morals. In America, people have lost sight of real life. Functioning together as a people in a community. No one says SHEHT though. People lie cheat and steal and the bystanders turn the other cheek. Over here, people go to church ( or any other religious building), but then as soon as they get out they go back to doing the same EVIL sheht they were doing before. That’s not real life. Thats not Christianity, thats not Buddhism, nor is that Islam. That’s evil.
Honda, Nissan and Toyota Donate $3.75 Million Each for Earthquake Relief in Japan
The massive earthquake followed by the even more devastating tsunami that struck the north-east coasts of Japan last week has brought together the country’s biggest automakers including Honda, Nissan and Toyota, which announced today that they will donate $3.75 million each for relief and recovery efforts in communities affected by the disaster.
The three automakers have also announced the closure of some of their factories in Japan. From March 14 through March 20, Honda will suspend all production activities at its plants in Sayama, Saitama, Ogawa, Tochigi, Hamamatsu and Suzuka, plus all facilities in the Tochigi area, where damage was more serious. From March 15 through 20, Honda will also suspend production at the Kumamoto factory.
Other automakers affected by the earthquake include Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru and Suzuki, which have either suspended or slowed down production because of supply shortages.
Se produce una explosión en la central nuclear de Fukushima
Se ha producido una explosión de gas hidrógeno en el primer reactor de la central nuclear de Fukushima (240 kilómetros al norte de Tokio). Según los primeros datos, hay al menos cuatro heridos.
“Para mí que fue sabotaje, esa explosión no es radiactiva, es por explosivos. Algo está pasando y no quiero sonar catastrofista, pero para mí que hay más de lo que dicen los noticieros, hay que ver lo q se diga en internet, nuestra única fuente de información sin filtros.” Vladesplit
“No sean payasos que si explota el reactor nuclear la radiacion va a volar por el planeta entero como lo de chernobyl, que creen que porque estan en otro continente no nos afecta? vaya ignorante” leoncar27