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Announcement for "The 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake"


We would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the Pacific coast of the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, and our sincere hope for the earliest relief and recovery of affected areas.

A summary of the impact of the disaster on our Group operations is provided below, along with details of the donation for the relief efforts.


The safety of all employees and staff of the Group has been confirmed.

Facilities and equipment

There has been no damage to rigs, offices or other equipment and facilities owned by the Group.

Information about the deep-sea drilling vessel "CHIKYU" (owned by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) and our Group company Mantle Quest Japan Company Ltd. provides the management/drilling services), berthed at the Port of Hachinohe in Aomori prefecture at the time of the earthquake, is announced on the JAMSTEC website.

Business performance

In the event that it is deemed that the disaster may have a substantive impact on the business performance of the Group in any form, details will be released.


We will donate five million yen for supporting the relief efforts for those affected by the disaster.