Japan manufacturers halt output as earthquake cuts parts supply

By Nikkei Asian Review

Apr 18, 2016

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Toyota will suspend car production in Japan in stages through Saturday after earthquakes that hit the southwestern Japanese island of Kyushu disrupted the automaker's supply chain.

Key Toyota supplier Aisin Seiki has been forced to stop producing doors, engines and other parts at its subsidiary in Kumamoto Prefecture. The area is still experiencing aftershocks, hampering attempts to resume operations or make alternative arrangements.

Read the full story at asia.nikkei.com.

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