Honda to suspend three Japanese plants in May due to chip shortage

Honda Motor Co will suspend three plants in Japan as many as six days in May due to a chip shortage, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Honda will suspend two plants in Saitama Prefecture for six days and its Suzuka plant in Mie Prefecture for five days, he said. The output cut was reported earlier by Kyodo.

The suspension is due to a chip shortage caused by various factors, he added. He declined to outline the volume or models of vehicles affected but said that the company will carefully examine the situation for production following June.

Automakers worldwide are struggling due to a shortage of chips, exacerbated by a fire at Renesas Electronic Corp’s chip plant in Japan and a storm in Texas.

In other news – Legendary actor Thato Nkhatho awarded with honorary doctorate

Legendary actor, playwright and author Khotso Nkhatho received an Honorary Doctorate in Communication and Language Practice from the Central University of Technology (CUT), in the Free State.

Thato Nkhatho

Taking to their official social media pages, CUT made the announcement on Thursday, also paying homage to the industry icon for his immense contribution to the conservation of the Sesotho language. Learn more

Source: finance

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