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Honda cuts car production on massive chip shortage

Japan output slashed by 4,000 units this month while February looks 'grim'

Honda fit cars roll off a production line at the automaker's factory in Yorii, near Tokyo in 2013. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- Honda Motor will reduce vehicle production due to a supply crunch in semiconductors, Nikkei has learned, a sign that a pandemic-spurred global shortage is threatening the auto industry.

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