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Yazaki North America Returns for its Second Year as an Official Sponsor Of the North American International Auto Show

    CANTON, Mich., Jan. 9 Yazaki North America, Inc. (YNA), a
Tier One supplier and a leading provider of vehicle power and data solutions
to the automotive industry, announced today that it will be returning as an
official show sponsor for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS)
2001.  NAIAS 2001 will be taking place at Cobo Center in Detroit from
January 13-January 21, 2001.

    "Yazaki is proud to again be a part of one of the world's premier
automotive events," said Nigel Thompson, executive vice president for planning
for YNA.  "Our participation reflects not only our integral involvement in
today's automotive industry, but also our dedication to the evolution of power
and data solutions as a critical component of the automobile.  Also, since
Yazaki produces electronics and electrical systems for virtually every leading
OEM worldwide, you just might see a Yazaki product in the vehicles on display
at this year's show."

    YNA's exhibit will again be located on the Cobo Center Main Concourse just
outside the Macomb entrance to the show floor.  This year's exhibit will
display YNA's existing technology as well as new trends in technology that the
company is developing for tomorrow's automobile.

    "It is company's like Yazaki that help to make the NAIAS a truly global
event," said Mark Snethkamp, senior co-chair of the NAIAS.  "Yazaki is a
leader in supplying the industry with power and data solutions, and its
presence at the NAIAS is testament to that leadership."

    Yazaki Corporation is a global leader in the development and manufacturing
of vehicle power and data solutions, and is continually researching and
developing advanced electronic technologies for vehicles.  Yazaki produces
electrical distribution systems, fiber optics, advanced networking,
instrumentation, switches, junction blocks, connector systems, electronics and
advanced technology.  Worldwide the company employs over 100,000 people in 31
countries, 1,400 of whom are based in the company's new North American
corporate headquarters and research center campus in Canton, Mich.  For more
information on Yazaki, log onto .