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CorporateJapanJuly 23, 2007
Update on Earthquake Impact to Honda’s July 24 Production Activity

TOKYO, Japan, July 23, 2007 – The following is an update on the effects of the recent earthquake in Niigata Prefecture on Honda’s production activities on July 24.

Further to our last week’s announcement to suspend production at our domestic production facisilies on July 23, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has decided to suspend production at the following factories on July 24;

< Automobile Production >
  Yokkaichi Factory of Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd.

< Automobile Engine Production >
  Kumamoto Factory

The following facilities will resume production as form July 24:
< Automobile Production >
  Saitama Factory
2nd shift of Suzuka Factory
  -2nd shift begins from 15:05 and ends at 23:30. The 1st shift (6:30-15:15) on July 24 will be suspended.

< Motorcycle Production >
  Hamamatsu Factory

These planned production halts have arisen mainly as a result of production disruption at Riken Corp. located in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, which is the main supplier of piston-rings and other parts.

Further situation beyond July 25 will depend on when Riken can resume full production and other conditions in the area damaged by the earthquake.  Honda will keep you updated.

Donations and other Relief Activities

In addition to the 5 million yen contribution through Japanese Red Cross Society and donation of Honda Power Products, e.g. generators and water pumps etc., Honda has pledged automobiles (StepWGN) and motorcycles (Super Cub) to help disaster relief efforts in Niigata area in response to the local requests.
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· Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
· Hamamatsu Factory
· Kumamoto Factory
· Saitama Factory
· Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd.
· Japan
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