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Renesas aided by 14,000 outside workers to restore fire-hit plant

Supply chains still affected by shutdown of Japan semiconductor maker

Renesas Electronics has already reopened a clean room in Ibaraki Prefecture after a fire shut it down last month. (Photo by Ryosuke Eguchi)

TOKYO -- According to cellphone location data analyzed by Nikkei, 14,000 people from among the Japanese company's business partners and other organizations participated in the recovery of Renesas Electronics, which resumed semiconductor production on April 17 at its Naka plant in Ibaraki Prefecture. The plant had been partially shut down because of a fire.

Nearly 600 people came from the city of Toyota in Aichi Prefecture -- home to Toyota Motor -- the highest number of people from outside Ibaraki.

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