NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Most Japanese automakers suffered little damage from Friday's massive earthquake and say they are recovering quickly, but there were some injuries and one death in the nation's powerful car industry.
Honda was among the hardest hit.
As many as 30 Honda employees were injured in Japan's massive earthquake, according to a spokesman in the U.S., and one was killed.
A 43-year-old man was killed at a Honda Research and Development facility in Tochigi Prefecture, just outside of Tokyo. Honda's R&D division has been shut down and production has been suspended at three of its factories until at least Monday.
Nissan said there was no major damage at its factories, but that small fires had broken out at two of its manufacturing facilities. Those fires were quickly extinguished, the automaker said.
Two employees at a Nissan plant, also located in Tochigi, suffered minor injuries, the automaker said.
Nissan said it is closing its factories through Sunday. Facility assessments will be made over the weekend to decide if the plants can resume production on Monday.
Toyota Motor Co's said its main production facilities are operating normally but four parts plants in northern Japan were shut down and evacuated.
Mazda, based in Hiroshima, located on the south eastern tip of the Japanese Island nation announced that its overnight factory shifts would be operating as normal. Most of the damage was concentrated in the northeast of the country.
The powerful earthquake to hit offshore on Friday, collapsing buildings, touching off widespread fires and unleashing walls of water up to 30 feet high.
Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett released his 50th annual letter to shareholders. The Oracle of Omaha thinks the next 50 years will be great and knows who will replace him. More
Potential presidential candidate says that improvement in unemployment rate is due to millions of jobless not being counted. More
These people say they've already finished watching all 13 episodes of the new season of 'House of Cards.' More
A social media frenzy about the color of a dress is bringing fame and fortune for one small British fashion company. More