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Hoya weighs factory slowdown in Vietnam and Thailand on virus impact

Outbreak emerges as risk to Japanese manufacturing in Southeast Asia for first time

Hoya is the world's top supplier of glass disks for hard drives.

TOKYO -- Japan's Hoya, the world's biggest maker of glass disks for hard-disk drives, is looking to downshift production in Vietnam and Thailand as the coronavirus outbreak in China hits customers there, Nikkei has learned.

CEO Hiroshi Suzuki told Nikkei the company "is considering a temporary reorganization of personnel at production bases in Southeast Asia." Options include having workers stay home.

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