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Subaru and Kawasaki to halt production for Boeing

Coronavirus disruptions reach deeper into Japan's supply chains

Boeing 787, seen here in Washington, uses many parts produced in Japan.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese aircraft parts makers are suspending production now that they are losing orders from Boeing amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Subaru will suspend aircraft component manufacturing at a plant in Aichi Prefecture on Monday; production is scheduled to resume on May 11. The plant mainly produces central wings for Boeing.

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