| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

Toyota, Nissan to suspend production in western Japan as typhoon nears

Toyota Motor Corp. of Japan announced on Monday that it will postpone some evening hours at three factories in western Japan due to an impending typhoon.

Toyota will halt Monday night shift production at 9 p.m. (1200 GMT) and cancel Tuesday morning operations at three sites in Fukuoka’s western prefecture.

The automaker expects to resume production on the Tuesday night shift, it said on its website.

Similarly, Nissan Motor Corp and Nissan Shatai Co subsidiaries in Fukuoka prefecture are expected to suspend production for Monday night and Tuesday daylight shifts, a Nissan Motor spokesperson told Reuters.

Some businesses in South Korea are also contemplating temporary suspensions of operations as the powerful typhoon Hinnamnor approaches.

  • Reuters