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{Japanese Enterprises {Have problems with} Shanghai Lockdown,|Japanese Enterprises from Shanghai Lockdown Suffer,} Most Plants Suspend Production

The prolonged lockdown in Shanghai {has had} {much} toll on the operation of foreign companies. Most Japanese factories in Shanghai {found} a standstill and {the issue} spilled {to} domestic Japanese manufacturers {which have} halted production {because of} {insufficient} necessary spare parts.

Roughly 63 percent of Japanese factories in Shanghai are idling {because of} strict lockdowns {on the} city that drag on the supply chain, said a survey released {on, may} 5 by the Shanghai Japanese Commerce & Industry Club, {in accordance with} Japan -based media  Nikkei {on, may} 6 .

Survey responses from the 54 Japanese companies with factories in Shanghai showed that with 63 percent suspending operations and {others} operating at {significantly less than} {30 %} capacity, 91 percent of {japan} companies are  {significantly {influenced by} the Shanghai lockdown.|{influenced by} the Shanghai lockdown significantly.}

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Honda Motors April output of its Suzuka Factory in Japan was reduced by {1 / 2 of} its usual rate,|april output of its Suzuka Factory in Japan was reduced by {1 / 2 of} its usual rate

Honda Motors,} {in accordance with} Nikkei.

Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) announced on April 28 that {it had been} {struggling to} purchase enough parts {due to the} lengthy lockdown in Shanghai {sufficient reason for} a shortage of semiconductors, {{there is} {a protracted} factory shutdown during Golden Week,|week {there is} {a protracted} factory shutdown during Golden,} a Japanese national holiday that runs from May 3 to May 5.

Currently, several Daihatsu factories in Japan are on extended holiday until May 11, {like the} plant headquarters in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, two plants in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, and the plant in Ryuou-cho, Shiga Prefecture, {{that has been} previously shut down.|{that has been} shut down previously.} {Furthermore}, the plant in Kyoto was scheduled to be closed from May 18 to 19, {based on the} Chinese edition of Nikkei {on, may} 1.

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{Through the} Golden Week,|week

{Through the} Golden,} all 14 Toyota plants in Japan basically stop operating from April 30 to May 8 {due to} chip shortages. Toyota’s Takaoka Plant in Toyoda City, Aichi Prefecture, and Fujimatsu Plant in Kariya City, {Aichi Prefecture {will minimize} running some production lines until May 9 {and could} 16 respectively.|Aichi Prefecture shall stop running some production lines until May 9 {and could} 16 respectively.}

{When confronted with} a machine parts shortage, {construction crane manufacturer Tadano’s two factories in Kagawa Prefecture ceased running until May 13 also.}

Mr. Ishii, {a worker} of Toyota Motor Sales in Japan, told The Epoch Times, that the spring vacation is {exceptionally protracted {due to the} chaotic supply chain,|protracted {due to the} chaotic supply chain exceptionally,} “the factories are experiencing a staggered closure {because they} don’t know when to resume normal operation. {This affected the lives of Japanese people directly,} {{that are} undergoing pressures from soaring energy costs and prices,|{that are} undergoing pressures from soaring energy prices and costs,} yet wages remain stagnant,” Mr. Ishii said.

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“{It really is} terrifying,|

“{It really is} terrifying really,} China’s zero-COVID policy, {{how do} a megacity [like Shanghai] possibly be sealed off?|{how do} a megacity [like Shanghai] be sealed off?}  Incredibly disrupting production for {such a long time} and the economy {will undoubtedly be} deemed to be seriously affected {even though} {the town} unlocks itself {in the foreseeable future},” Mr. Ishii said.

Chinese employees from Toyota wear masks {to safeguard} against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) while waiting to serve customers at the International Auto and Manufacturing Technology Exhibition, Shanghai 2003, {april 20 on,} 2003. (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome).

‘Resuming Work and Production’ {IS MERELY} for Show

A disruption in the logistics network makes procurement of {recycleables}, components, and finished products, which {are needed} for resumption of factory operations, unachievable.

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Although Shanghai authorities have recently proposed {they’ll} resume work and production,|

Although Shanghai authorities have proposed {they’ll} resume work and production recently,} {{it appears} to be {simply for} show for {the general public}.|{it appears} to be for show for {the general public} just.}

{ON, MAY} 5, {Shanghai authorities said at an epidemic prevention and control meeting that {a lot more than} 1,|Shanghai authorities said at an epidemic control and prevention meeting that {a lot more than} 1,}800 enterprises in Shanghai had resumed {just work at} a rate {of around} 70 percent, and {the initial} batch of 660 enterprises had resumed {just work at} {an interest rate} of over 90 percent.

{However the} start-up data {published by} the authorities is falsified and cannot reflect {the specific} situation, said Song He (a pseudonym), manager of a factory in the Pudong district of Shanghai, a manufacturing {and offer} hub.

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“{After the} factory signs the commitment,|

“{After the} commitment is signed by the factory,} then {it’ll be} incorporated {in to the} data [recorded] as resumption of production {even though} it {didn’t} restart due to {insufficient} employees or {recycleables},” Song told The Epoch Times.

The Chinese Communist Party wanted data {to inform} the public, {of its accuracy regardless.} The fact is {that a lot of} of the employees were isolated {in the home} and unable to {go back to} {just work at} all, Song said.

Kane Zhang

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