October 17, 2016
The companies decided to suspend and change some business activities out of respect for the mourning of the Thai people.
Many Japanese companies have taken the course of suspending activities to “express condolences to the Thai people”, reported Japan Times, after King Bhumibol Adulyadj passed away last week and the country has begun a year of mourning. Canon ceased production at three plants that make inkjet printers and MFPs, with Chairman Fujio Mitarai stating “I feel deeply sad”, and commenting that the king had “loved taking pictures and was a long time user of Canon cameras”.
Ricoh meanwhile chose to move its “closing time to 2pm at printer and copier plants”, and other companies involved in halting promotions and sales were Unicharm, Nissan, and Aeon.
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