The recent Japanese earthquakes that have been slamming the country have caused some major issues with power usage. Sony is considering shutting down some of its facilities in Japan, due to the damaged nuclear and thermal power stations. The Japanese Government has asked manufacturers to conserve power whenever possible by lowering energy consumption.
The Japanese Government is very concerned about the state of the its power and the impact it is having on factory production. The Government knows that if the power shortages last longer than anticipated,