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Earthquake in Japan: Yonex's situation

Date
25 March 2011

We would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the victims of the March 11 earthquake that devastated the Tohoku region of Japan. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this tragedy and we sincerely hope for a quick recovery of these areas.

The entire staff at Yonex is safe, including all personnel in the Sendai office. There was minor damage at the Sendai office; fortunately, with the electricity up and running, they are able to conduct business.

As for the factories in Niigata, they are running a normal production schedule and will not have any delays in delivering products. The Tokyo factory is working in accordance with the rolling blackout schedule announced by the Tokyo Electrical Power Company and will have products delivered with minimal delays.

Yonex has been contributing to the earthquake relief efforts and will continue to assist in whatever effective way possible. It is our utmost desire to see those affected by this disaster to live their lives as normally as possible and to give them hope through the enjoyment of sports.