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Subaru halts production for 10 days after Typhoon Hagibis

Deadly storm flooded Japanese automaker's suppliers

Typhoon Hagibis caused widespread flooding as surging rivers burst levees, as here in Nagano. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

TOKYO -- Subaru suspended car production in Japan due to an anticipated shortage of parts, the automaker said Wednesday, as the impact of Typhoon Hagibis on suppliers and logistics infrastructure comes to light.

Subaru halted assembly lines at its two vehicle plants in Gunma Prefecture northwest of Tokyo and stopped work at an adjacent engine and transmissions factory Wednesday.

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