Earlier today Toyota was one of many Japanese companies to announce that it will suspend most car production across Japan as a result of critical supply chain disruptions caused by the recent destructive earthquake and numerous aftershocks. All of the major assembly lines will be shut down across its four directly-run plants, and Toyota will be halting production in stages at other group companies as well.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Japanese car-maker Toyota Motor Corp is likely to slow production in China as anti-Japan sentiment there hurts sales, a Toyota executive said on Wednesday. The executive, who declined to be named because any public comments were meant to be made via an official statement, said a report by Japan's Asahi newspaper that it would completely halt China production in October was "not quite true". Toyota is expected to make a statement later on Wednesday. (Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu; Editing by Mark Bendeich)