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Toyota idles output on some lines in Japan after blast at supplier plant

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Tokyo, June 2, AZERTAC

Toyota Motor Corp. said today it suspended output at some Japan plants and stoppages would be expanded on Wednesday after the automaker was unable to secure parts following an explosion at a plant of one of its suppliers, according to autonews.

The Japanese automaker said it had cancelled a shift on some production lines at its Takaoka vehicle assembly plant in Aichi Prefecture, while production lines were also stopped at plants operated by group companies Toyota Auto Body and Toyota Industries Corp.

Toyota also said production on some lines at other factories including its Motomachi plant, along with plants operated by Daihatsu Motor Co. and Toyota Kyushu, would also be stopped on Wednesday.

"We hope to have production up and running in the next day or two," a Toyota spokesman said.

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