A1: We do not expect the impact to be insignificant. It is possible that this event could have an impact across a broad range of businesses. In musical instruments, the impact could be felt mainly for digital pianos, portable keyboards, synthesizers and hybrid pianos, and in audio equipment it could impact AV products, PA equipment and ICT equipment. The impact on sales is expected to emerge at the end of the third quarter and into the fourth quarter. We believe that there will not be any reimbursement from insurance.
The countermeasures include switching to parts made by other manufacturers, but as the parts range from relatively easy to replace to those that require design changes, the impact of the changes, including the time it takes to make them, cannot be determined until the changes are carefully examined. We will disclose the information as soon as it becomes clear.