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Honda cuts output at 2 Japan plants on China parts shortage

Nissan and Mazda also scale back as coronavirus disrupts supply

A Honda factory in Yorii, Saitama Prefecture is seen manufacturing a subcompact Fit. Production at this Japanese plant will be cut back. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi) 

TOKYO -- Honda Motor will temporarily cut back production at home due to difficulty sourcing parts from China amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The Japanese automaker will reduce output by a few hundred vehicles at two plants in Saitama Prefecture. The cutbacks will last for a few days beginning early this month.

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