Reuters - Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) will start cutting production at its North American plants next week to adjust for supply disruptions stemming from the March 11 earthquake in Japan, the company said on Friday.
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By David Zeiler
Disruptions caused by Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami could further encourage Japanese auto parts makers to relocate factories to China - an eventuality already being driven by explosive growth in the Chinese auto market.
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)