20 September 2012 13:03 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Some Japanese car makers based in China, including Toyota, kept their plants shut on Thursday because of ongoing anti-Japanese protests in the country, while chemical producers have restarted operations, according to industry sources.
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Due to concerns that protests would escalate this week - especially on Tuesday 18 September, as this date in 1931 marked the start of
“We have plants which are operating, and ones which are suspended. Whether to operate [the plants] or suspend is decided by each business unit [in
She said the company has halted operations of some of its three assembling plants in
The company expected that the suspension of the plants will influence car sales, the spokeswoman said.
Carmaker Mazda also stopped operation of its plant in
Car producer Honda suspended operations at its five plants in
Meanwhile, Japanese chemical producer Mitsui Chemicals had also restarted its two plants in
Other major Japanese chemical producers Mitsubishi Chemical and Asahi Kasei were not affected by the anti-Japan protests in
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