Nissan CEO Message on a Mar 11 Anniversary

Posted on 09. Mar, 2012 by in Nissan Canada

03.09.2012

, YOKOHAMA, Japan

Nissan CEO Message on a Mar 11 Anniversary

It is now a year given a comfortless events of Mar 11, 2011, one of a darkest days in Japan’s new story and a predicament that tested a suggestion of a nation.

The magnitude-9 trembler that struck a Tohoku segment of northeast Japan, and a harmful tsunami that followed, left during slightest 20,000 people passed or missing, and among those casualties were 5 of a employees and 17 family members of staff.

Our Iwaki plant was some stretch from a misfortune extinction and thankfully spared from detriment of life, though still badly damaged.

When we visited a Iwaki bureau in a days following a trembler there were outrageous cracks in a building and machine had been dislocated. All prolongation lines had stopped and liberation seemed to be distant in a distance.

However, General Manager Nobuhiro Ozawa and his group betrothed me they would shortly move a Iwaki bureau behind to life.

And, given Iwaki’s vicinity to a Fukushima Daiichi chief energy plant, Ozawa-san and his staff could have thrown adult their hands and waited for a formidable hour to pass.

But in a internal chapter that is not their “gambappe” spirit, nor a approach of Japan.

Ozawa-san was one of many heroes we famous within Nissan after a disaster. Assisted by staff from other Nissan plants and from a tools suppliers, a Iwaki group set to work with a aplomb and resilience that we found both relocating and humbling.

When we returned on May 17, 2011 – hardly dual months after a disasters – we saw a supernatural outcome of their efforts.

The plant had returned to scarcely full operations, and during that revisit staff common with me their practice during a crisis, and a aftershocks and a successive trembler that strike a few weeks later. we satisfied their extensive grant to a liberation of Nissan, and in a mystic way, to all Japan.

We also remember a same trembler caused serious repairs to a Tochigi plant, where everybody also worked diligently for a quick replacement of production.

Yet, one year after a Mar disasters, we should cruise not usually what has been finished to promote recovery, though what some-more can be finished to safeguard full assistance for those who were in harm’s way.

Looking during specifics, there is still most work to do.

At a finish of February, small some-more than half of a 6.7 trillion yen budgeted for Tohoku’s reformation had been spent, while reduction than 20 percent of income allocated for road, housing and propagandize reformation had been used. Through whatever means necessary, we contingency accelerate a gait of reconstruction.

Hundreds of thousands of people were done homeless by a disasters, and in Miyagi prefecture alone, thousands still live in proxy homes or shelters, many of them elderly. This winter has been scarcely cold and it has been formidable to only yield adequate heating.

Thus, reformation efforts and assistance contingency not delayed or event since a hurdles still confronting Tohoku are immense. One of a biggest is employment.

Well before a events of final March, tillage Japan was already cheerless by depopulation and a hollowing out of internal industry. Tohoku industries such as tillage and fishing have been crippled by a healthy and synthetic disasters.

Some 720 billion yen in budgetary subsidies has been set aside for businesses to assistance keep jobs, though not even 5 percent of that volume has been claimed so far.

Despite a hurdles of a recovery, Tohoku can denote how Japan will arise to accommodate both remarkable disasters such as a trembler and a longer-term mercantile and demographic challenges.

At Nissan, we are entirely committed both to a liberation of Tohoku and to Japan’s future.

The kanji impression selected in Japan to designate a year 2011 was “kizuna”, that can be translated as ties that can connect a family, a nation, or even a association together.

The response to a disasters of one year ago strenuously underscored a strength of those bonds, while this anniversary is a impulse to simulate and weep those who perished, while reaffirming a kizuna ties to those who survived and are still in need.

Carlos Ghosn
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nissan Motor Company Ltd
Yokohama
Japan

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