At her first job in Tokyo in the 1970s, Yukako Uchinaga hid in the ladies’ room every day at 8 p.m. while an inspector made sure all female employees had gone home. Then she came out and put in more hours.
Sony Corp.’s factories in the Tohoku region, northeastern Japan, may have incurred power outages and damages to buildings, said Shinji Obana, a spokesman in Tokyo. The company is assessing damages at the six plants, he said.
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Toyota Motor Corp ., the world’s largest carmaker, may lose output of at least 40,000 vehicles after Japan’s strongest earthquake damaged factories and crippled nuclear power plants, causing electricity shortages.