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Mazda halts two Japan factories due to torrential rain

Storm risks schedule for retrofitting line to handle EV production

The rain is causing Mazda to rethink a construction schedule at its Hofu factory in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

TOKYO -- Mazda Motor on Tuesday halted operations at two of its Japan factories, the latest victims of torrential rain now hovering over the southwestern part of the country.

The company's headquarters factory in Hiroshima Prefecture and its Hofu factory in Yamaguchi Prefecture might reopen on Wednesday, depending on weather conditions.

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