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Only 43% of Japanese companies to resume in China on Monday

Poll shows many still cautious as outbreak throws wrench into supply chains

Honda on Friday announced that it will aim to restart production in the Wuhan area of Hubei Province, China, on Feb. 17.

TOKYO -- Less than half of major Japanese businesses that have halted Chinese operations plan to resume them from Monday, a Nikkei survey shows, demonstrating the chilling effect of the coronavirus outbreak.

Friday's poll targeted companies with office, factory, store and other locations in China, drawing 124 respondents.

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