Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area Rapidly Reacts to Quake, Reaches Out to Area's Japanese Nationals

TIANJIN, China, March 13 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On the afternoon of March 11th, Japan was struck by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake. After receiving this information, the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area ("TEDA") contacted Japanese-funded enterprises located in the area as well as Japanese nationals living in the area, and as of noon on March 12th had already contacted over forty Japanese enterprises including Toyota, Kyocera, Tokai Carbon, and Stanley Electric to inquire about their Japanese-based main headquarters' production and business conditions as well as the safety and health of the companies' Japanese employees and their families. At present, TEDA has confirmed that the production bases of the companies' Japanese-based headquarters are operating normally, and that the Japanese employees' families are all safe.

After the earthquake, the TEDA Administrative Committee was very concerned for the area's Japanese-funded companies a well as their Japanese employees. On the afternoon of March 12th, the heads of the TEDA Administrative Committee led multiple teams to visit Japanese-funded enterprises in the area such as Aishin Apparel, Toyoai Automotive Seat Parts, and Yakult. TEDA hopes that the Japanese employees and companies in the area will pass on the Area's concern and sympathy to their families and friends in Japan. TEDA also hopes that the people in the disaster area are able to overcome the temporary setbacks and property damage in the disaster zone and resume their normal lives as soon as possible, as they undertake the task of rebuilding their homeland. Additionally, the TEDA Administrative Committee will provide all kinds of vital assistance to the Japanese-funded enterprises and Japanese nationals working in the Area, so as to ensure that the companies and employees are able to continue to live productive, safe, and stable lives.

Yakult (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. factory manager Yuji Nagahama expressed his thanks for the concern that the TEDA Administrative Committee has expressed for companies and their employees in this time of tragedy, and also his amazement at how fast TEDA responded to the earthquake. At Aishin Apparel, computer systems engineer Shie Ishida and Development Area business employee Yusuke Kijima also expressed their great thanks for the concern and sympathy shown by the TEDA administrative committee leaders for the Japanese people.

Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area has expressed their concern and sympathy, helped to comfort the Japanese in the area, and provided necessary support and assistance. Additionally, schools, communities, and public safety bureaus will undertake similar measures in a timely manner, to more fully express how much the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area cares.

Source: Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area