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Nissan Motors plans to suspend or reduce operations in four plants across Japan starting next month as the global semiconductor chip shortage continues.


The Japanese carmaker plans to shut its Kyushu factory for eight days from May 10-19. There will be no night shifts in the Oppama and Nissan Shatai plants for 15 days from May 10-28. The company’s Tochigi factory will halt operations for 10 unplanned days in May, according to media reports.


Automakers in Japan will shut operations for the Golden Week holidays in late April, which translates to the Kyushu factory being open for about a week this month. Nissan plans to make up for lost production once the chip supply shortage eases. 


Nissan had announced operation suspensions in Brazil and North America as well earlier in March.

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