Japanese companies in Wuhan, China Quick response to returning employees and families to Japan January 28 2:52
With the spread of new coronavirus infections in China, Japanese companies based there are responding to the return of their employees and their families in response to the government's policy of returning Japanese who are staying there with a charter machine etc. I'm in a hurry. On the other hand, there is concern that the effects will be prolonged, and the focus is on whether or not operations and operations can be resumed as planned after the major holidays during the Chinese New Year.
Wuhan is one of the leading cities in the automobile industry in China. According to the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), there are about 160 Japanese companies in and around Wuhan, half of which are automobile-related manufacturers.
Nissan Motors, which has its joint venture headquarters in Wuhan, has decided to return some of its employees and their families to their home countries, with the exception of some.
Honda, which has a factory in Wuhan, plans to return about 30 employees and their families, excluding some employees, including the factory manager.
In addition, Tokyo Electron, a major semiconductor manufacturing equipment manufacturer, said that about 30 people, including employees and their families, and Aeon, a major distribution company, also needed to operate five local supermarkets out of the group's 12 Japanese employees. Non-employees have decided to return home.
In China, many companies and factories are on holidays during the major holidays during the Chinese New Year holidays, but the focus is on whether businesses can resume operations and operations as scheduled after the holidays.
Murata Manufacturing, a major electronic parts manufacturer with a sales office in Wuhan, was scheduled to resume operation on March 3, but was postponed due to concerns over the prolonged effects of the spread of infection.
Honda will also make a decision later this week to resume operations at the Wuhan plant after consecutive holidays.
Furthermore, in response to the spread of the infection, the Shanghai city officials have announced on Tuesday that many companies in the city have extended their holidays to coincide with the Lunar New Year and will not resume business activities before next month. This has prompted Japanese companies to rush to gather information.
In response to the spread of new coronavirus infections, Gokurakuyu Holdings, which operates a large-scale hot-spring facility, has temporarily closed all eight stores operated in China.
In addition to Wuhan in China, Gokuraku Yu Holdings has eight large-scale hot spring facilities including franchises in Shanghai and elsewhere.
According to the announcement, Wuhan stores will be temporarily closed from 23rd of this month, but all other stores in China will be closed temporarily by 26th. The schedule for reopening all stores has not yet been determined.
The company explained that the reason for taking the holidays at all stores was to consider the safety of employees rather than the situation where most people in China are on guard to go out and not expect to visit the store in China .