TOKYO (Sept. 20)—Bridgestone Corp. has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross in response to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. The donation is to help fund medical treatment and other support for the victims and their families. "Personally, I feel a special affinity for the United States, where I lived for five years and where I have traveled extensively," Shigeo Watanabe, Bridgestone president, chairman and CEO, said in a prepared statement. "This donation is an affirmation of the close ties between the Bridgestone Group and the men and women of the United States. Those ties reflect Bridgestone/Firestone's proud heritage of more than 100 years in America and its core position in our global organization." In addition, Bridgestone/Firestone Inc., through the Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund, has contributed $100,000 to the Red Cross and is conducting fund-raising campaigns at its plant and office locations, including more than 2,100 company-owned stores.