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Infy, iGATE staff in Japan safe

BANGALORE: IT software majors Infosys and iGATE, which have operations in Japan, on Friday said all their employees were safe.

“Following the massive earthquake and resultant Tsunami that hit Japan earlier on Friday, we are relieved to inform you that all our employees in Japan are safe,” Infosys said in a statement here.

Infosys has an office in Tokyo and several employees in the cities of Fukuoka and Nagoya.

“Our local teams in these cities are making arrangements to support our employee's requirements at this time,” it said.

Infosys began its Japanese operations in 1996 and opened its office in Tokyo in 1997. The company has now over 250 employees (including deputed employees) in Japan.

iGATE, which has an office in Yokohama and an overall employee base of over 100 in Japan said, “No one was injured and it was business as usual for all the employees in Japan”

“Both employee interest as well as client work remained unaffected”, a company statement said. — PTI

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