The Impact of the Japanese Government’s Declaration of a State of Emergency (1st Report)

April 8, 2020

On April 7, the Japanese government declared a state of emergency in response to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus in urban areas. Targeted areas are Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Osaka, Hyogo, and Fukuoka for the period from April 8 until May 6.

There will be no direct impact on our production and shipping activities in Tochigi Prefecture, where our head office and plant are located, as it is not an area subject to the declaration of a state of emergency. At present, we have not confirmed any problems with the production and supply capacity of suppliers with factories in the target area, but we will continue to carefully monitor them in the future. There will be no hindrance to the continuation of service to customers because our domestic service bases in Japan are not in the target area.

We will continue to strive for business continuity by taking measures to ensure that we can continue to supply products and provide services in the future. In addition, we will continue to provide appropriate information on our website.

Gigaphoton Inc.
President and CEO
Katsumi Uranaka

Media inquiries:
Corporate Planning Department
Kenji Takahisa:
TEL: +81-285-37-6931

For inquiries regarding supply chain:
Purchasing Section, Production Department
Hidenobu Kameda:
Rika Shimizu:
TEL: +81-285-28-8433

For inquiries regarding service support and distribution:
Customer Support Department
(Japan) Takayuki Mizokami:
(Overseas) Kenny Oka:
TEL: +81-285-8409/8423

For inquiries regarding business discussions:
Sales Department
Kiyotaka Uchida:
TEL: +81-285-28-8415

For other inquiries:
Administration Department
Mayumi Nakamura:
TEL: +81-285-28-8410

Overseas Offices Contact Information
Gigaphoton Korea: 史承學(Seung Hak, Sa)
Gigaphoton Taiwan: Satoshi Oka  / 呉健賢
Gigaphoton China: Daisuke Satou  / 何胜杰
Singapore Branch: Jason Lim
Gigaphoton USA: Dennis Smith  /  James Graves
Gigaphoton Europe: Erik de Bekker