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Toyota to halve Japan production, putting jobs at risk

Annual output edges closer to the 'red line' of 3m vehicles

Production cuts by Toyota are feared to deal a severe blow to Japan's auto industry. (Photo by Koji Uema)

NAGOYA, Japan -- Toyota Motor will cut next month's domestic automobile production by roughly half from its March-end plan, Nikkei learned Wednesday, as the spread of the novel coronavirus depresses demand for new cars around the world.

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