As the impact of the COVID-19 is widely growing, Akio Toyoda talks to Toyota team members and stakeholders around the world.
【日文翻译】 丰田以及雷克萨斯团队的各位， 你们好！我是章男。 我想花点时间告诉大家，在这段艰难的日子里我一直惦记着每一位同事以及全球的局势。 也许各位焦虑的程度会因你居住的地方而不同。但我相信大家或多或少都在担忧今后的形势担心这次疫情会如何影响我们。 我多希望我能告诉大家它什么时候才能结束……因为没有什么比“不确定”更让人手足无措。 但有一点不用怀疑，这场危机终将过去我们一定会渡过难关！ 请放心，各位当地的领导团队正在和我们总部一起，为所有的可能性制定计划。 同时我们可以专注于当下来缓解对未来的不安。现在我们能做的是一步一个脚印，一如既往地服务客户以及帮助彼此。 一步一个脚印，我们定会共渡难关。 日复一日，我们定会走出这场危机。 我们曾一起面对许多挑战。经济衰退……召回事件……自然灾害……但每当困难来临，丰田都一直迎难而上！ 我要衷心感谢各位和各位的家人！感谢你们所做的牺牲和勤奋不懈的努力。 奋战在工厂一线的各位，还有不得不在家工作的各位。 请相信，我会和你们并肩一起，丰田会全力以赴支持各位。 因为我们是一家人，家人就要相互扶持。 请各位从自己做起，听从当地政府指示，帮助全世界共渡难关尽快结束这场危机。 勤洗手，就像我，今天已经洗了二十次。 保持健康！保持乐观！ 请记住，这些都会过去!不要忘了我们同在一起！没有什么困难是我们无法克服的！ 谢谢，请各位多多保重！
【English】 Hi Team Toyota and Team Lexus… it’s me… Akio! I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I am thinking about all of you…all around the world…during this difficult time. Although your level of anxiety may differ depending on where you live, I’m sure that all of you are worried about what lies ahead, and how this pandemic will impact us. I wish I could tell you when it will end… because nothing feels worse than uncertainty. But what we do know for sure… is that eventually, this crisis will end… and we will get through it! Rest assured that your local leadership teams, along with us here at headquarters, are making plans for all possibilities. But in the meantime, I think we can reduce our feelings of uncertainty by focusing on the near term…and what we can do… one day at a time… to continue to support our customers and each other. One day at a time, we will get through this together. Day by day…we will reach the end of this crisis. Together we have faced many challenges…from recessions…to recalls…to natural disasters…but when the going gets tough… Toyota gets going! I want to thank each of you and your families…for the sacrifices you are making…and for your continued hard work. From those of you on the front lines in our factories…to those of you now forced to work from home. Please know that I am here for you…and that Toyota will do everything possible to support you. Because we are a family…and family takes care of family. Please do your part to help the world get through this crisis as quickly as possible by following the directions of your respective governments. Wash your hands…I’ve already done it, like,twenty times today!... Stay healthy… stay positive… Remember that …“this too, shall pass”…and never forget…that together… there is nothing we can’t overcome. Thank you and take care.