Nissan Motor said on Sunday that it planned to restart production this week at five of its six Japanese plants that have been idled since an earthquake and tsunami pummeled the country on March 11. The announcement was among a handful of encouraging signs for Japan’s economy, the world’s third largest, which has been staggered by the natural disasters and the subsequent crisis the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
The Sony Corporation, Japan’s largest exporter of consumer electronics, said Sunday that it was preparing in days to reopen a plant that makes rechargeable batteries in Northern Japan.
Honda and Toyota have said that they are ramping up production at factories across Japan, moves likely to ease the shortages of parts and supplies that have disrupted automakers worldwide.
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