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Toyota, Subaru extend Japan holiday shutdowns over supply crunch

Chipmakers to keep factories humming to address shortage

Some production lines at Toyota's Takaoka plant in central Japan will remain shut through May 9. (Photo courtesy of Toyota)

TOKYO -- Toyota Motor and other Japanese automakers are closing their factories longer than usual for the April-May holiday season as the global chip shortage and other supply chain disruptions force them to adjust production.

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