Many Japanese automakers suffered tiny amounts of damage from Friday's tremendous earthquake but claim they're recovering rather quickly--some factory workers were injured and one death was accounted for at Honda.
Honda was hit the hardest of all.
About thirty Honda workers were injured in the massive quake, and a 43 year old man was killed at Honda's Research and Development facility just outside of Tokyo. Many facilities have been shut down and production has been halted at 3 of its factories until Monday.
Nissan didn't receive any damage, but little fires broke out at 2 of its manufacturing facilities, which we're quickly extinguished (only two employees were hurt). They will be closing its factories until Sunday.
Toyota has reported its main production plants are operating fine, but 4 factories in northern Japan have been evacuated and shut down.
Mazda, which is located in Hiroshima (south eastern tip of Japan) announced it will remain operations as normal since most of the damage was done in the northeast of the country.
Subaru temporarily closed 5 plants as a result of the earthquake.
The powerful earthquake collapsed buildings, started widespread fires, and unleashed 30-foot walls of water. Hundreds are missing, hundreds are dead, and tens of thousands of people have been displaced.