Toyota shuts down 12 factories due to typhoon; Many convenience stores closed


Tokyo, Sept. 19 (Jiji Press)–Great Typhoon Nanmadol has disrupted business operations in Japan, with Toyota Motor Corp. suspending 12 factories and a number of closed convenience stores.

Japan’s top automaker halted operations of 24 lines at all 12 factories Monday evening, including factories in central Aichi Prefecture and southwestern Fukuoka Prefecture.

Its factories in the northeast prefectures of Iwate and Miyagi continued operations during the day but will be suspended Tuesday morning, according to the company.

At three major convenience store operators, the combined number of outlets with planned closures briefly totaled more than 4,000 on Monday.

At Seven-Eleven Japan Co., the number of such stores stood at 2,216 as of 9 a.m. (midnight Sunday GMT).

[Copyright The Jiji Press, Ltd.]

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