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Pandemic forces Japan carmakers to slash global output 30%

'We don't see the end of the tunnel,' one executive says

An assembly line worker at Nissan Motor's U.S. auto plant in Smyrna, Tennessee.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Coming on the heels of shutting down European plants, Toyota Motor and other Japanese automakers are suspending U.S. production to fight the new coronavirus, moves that will bring down their global output by around a third.

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