Honda Statement on the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Thank you for your continuous understanding and support for Honda's activities.

One year has passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011. Honda would like to express its deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of the disaster and our sincere hopes for the earliest possible reconstruction of the affected areas.

Despite the fact that we caused our customers some inconvenience during the past year due to the impact of the earthquake, such as delays in the delivery of some new products, we received a great outpouring of support and heartwarming messages from our friends and customers inside and outside of Japan. For this we are extremely grateful.

Honda would like to contribute to the earliest possible reconstruction of the affected areas by continuing our support activities and by dedicating ourselves to continue delivering products and services that please our customers.

In Europe, Honda have set challenging plans to achieve complete recovery as shown by the 2011 launch of the new Civic and seven all new motorcycle models. Furthermore, we are recruiting 500 new employees at our European manufacturing facility to support the Autumn launch of our all new European CR-V.

We appreciate your continuous support for our activities.

11 March, 2012
Ken Keir,
Executive Vice President, Honda Motor Europe