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Apr 8, 2020

Re: Notification of special measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 during a state of emergency

Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd (the "Company"), announces that in response to a state of emergency declared for Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures by the Japanese government, the Company has decided to implement the following measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, including additional company holidays for employees from non-manufacturing departments.

Implementation Period

From April 13, 2020 (Monday) to May 6, 2020 (Wednesday)

Employees subject to the measures

Persons working for any of the following organizations: Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., Akebono Advanced Engineering Co., Ltd., Akebono Research and Development Centre Ltd., Akebono 123 Co., Ltd., Akebono Kids Care Co., Ltd., Akebono FRESH Center


  • Company offices will be closed on April 17 (Friday), April 24 (Friday) and May 1 (Friday), which will be designated additional company holidays.
  • April 20 (Monday) will be a company holiday instead of July 24 (Friday). (July 24 was originally designated a company holiday according to the Company's annual calendar for FY2020)
  • Employees are encouraged to take annual paid leave during the period from April 27 (Monday) to April 30, 2020 (Thursday).
  • Except for the above dates: Employees will, in principle, work from home (telecommuting)

In regard to the Company's production sites in Japan, the measures above are expected to have no impact on production or delivery at the current moment.

We express our sincere apologies to our customers, shareholders and other parties involved for any inconvenience that we may have caused. Thank you for your understanding.

On January 29, 2020, the Company set up regular meetings for discussing countermeasures in response to the coronavirus outbreak and since then has implemented the following preventive measures: self-health checks prior to starting a work day, prohibiting employees with a fever of 37.5C or more from coming to work, restrictions on all international business travel and non-urgent domestic business travel, bans on meetings and gatherings of large number of employees and facilitation of flexible working hours to avoid commuting during peak hours. Most employees from the Global Head Office located in Tokyo have been working from home since March 31, 2020.

We will continue taking proactive measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.