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Nuclear Threat in Japan Affects Visits to Taipei Cycle

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The threat of a nuclear meltdown and the leaking of radio-active material due to damage to nuclear power plants by the earthquake in Japan of last Friday, is affecting the number of visitors to Taipei Cycle. Exhibitors of the show are receiving cancelations…

TAIPEI, Taiwan – The threat of a nuclear meltdown and the leaking of radio-active material due to damage to nuclear power plants by the earthquake in Japan of last Friday, is affecting the number of visitors to Taipei Cycle. Exhibitors of the show are receiving cancelations

of scheduled meetings. At this moment it is not clear yet to what extend the nuclear threat in Japan will affect the number of visitors to this year’s Taipei Cycle, but estimates are indicating that about 10% of the regular visitors will not be there this year.

The massive earthquake and tsunami that hit the Northern regions in Japan last Friday didn’t damage the Shimano factories in the country. On questions Bike Europe received this statement from Shimano Europe commercial director Frank Peiffer: “No direct damages to Shimano or problems in our delivery/production flow. Of course if the story with the nuclear power plants goes further that might still create an effect. In the coming days Shimano will present more information on this situation.”

 

 

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