Factbox: Factories located near Japan quake region

Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:15am EST

Houses and buildings burn following an earthquake in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011. REUTERS/YOMIURI

Houses and buildings burn following an earthquake in Yamada town, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan, March 11, 2011.

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(Reuters) - Following is a partial list of companies with factories and offices located in northeast Japan in the areas worst hit by Japan's earthquake and tsunamis.

Toyota Motor Corp

- Subsidiary Central Motor Co: Miyagi prefecture, near Sendai. Started production in January 2011, builds Yaris subcompact sedan. Capacity: 120,000 units a year.

- Subsidiary Kanto Auto Works: Iwate prefecture. Builds smaller cars such as Belta sedan, Auris, Blade, ist.

- Joint venture with Panasonic Corp , Prime Earth EV Energy, in Miyagi prefecture. Makes batteries for hybrid cars. Production suspended.

- Toyota Motor Tohoku car parts factory. Operations started in Oct 1998. Production stopped, no injuries.

Honda Motor Co

- Tochigi factory, makes engine parts, transmissions. Established in December 1970. National broadcaster NHK reports one woman, one man dead after damage to building.

- Also has major R&D centers in Tochigi.

- Company confirming situation.

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd

- Maker of Subaru cars and aircraft. Has aircraft factory and industrial vehicles factory in Tochigi prefecture. Company could not be immediately reached for comments.

Sony Corp

- Two factories in Fukushima, four in Miyagi. All are closed and employees evacuated. Extent of damage not yet known. One Miyagi factory makes semiconductors, the other three make optical film and various other parts. The two Fukushima factories make batteries.

Citigroup Holdings Japan

- No damage to trading facilities, operating normally after quake. All staff in central Tokyo safe. Company will send staff home early. No confirmation of safety of all staff in retail branch offices outside Tokyo. Has no office in Sendai.

(Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim, Isabel Reynolds and Chikafumi Hodo; Editing by Anshuman Daga)

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