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Aflac says Japan offices open; No injuries to employees

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By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email 

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Aflac Incorporated officials say its operations in Japan are up and running today.   Aflac Japan's main offices, including the corporate offices in Tokyo and operational centers in both Tokyo and Osaka, are undamaged and fully functional.

They also say Aflac Japan's employees are safe, and the company continues to reach out to its independent sales force to assess their needs.

Only two of Aflac Japan's 82 sales offices have been negatively impacted. The two offices, located in a single building in Sendai, have minimal damage, but will be closed temporarily due to power outages.

Aflac Japan President and Chief Operating Officer Tohru Tonoike says, "First and foremost, our thoughts go out to all those affected here in Japan. We are very grateful none of our employees were injured. We are working with our sales force to ensure that we provide them with assistance and help them take care of our customers."  

Aflac Incorporated Chairman and CEO Daniel P. Amos added, "In addition to sending our thoughts and prayers to each and every Japanese citizen, we want all of our Aflac Japan employees, sales agents and policyholders to know that your Aflac family here in the U.S. sends our support in every way possible."

On Friday, Aflac donated 100 million yen, or more than $1.2 million to the International Red Cross relief effort in Japan.

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