Sales to customers decreased 18.8 % year-on-year to 41,899 million yen.
Although our group companies in Vietnam and elsewhere in the ASEAN region
performed well, sales fell overall due to China's worsening economic environment
and increasing competition.
Segment profit (operating income) decreased 13.2% year-on-year to 4,879
million yen due to weak sales, despite effective use of advertising and
sales promotion expenses.