Isuzu and Mazda have announced further job and output reductions in Japan.

Isuzu has announced that it is to trim 1,400 domestic jobs and slash domestic production by 10% over the previous target.  The move reflects a deteriorated orders picture.

Mazda has said it will scrap 1,300 jobs and has lowered its production target for this financial year to 1.048 million vehicles, 48,000 units fewer than originally planned.

The layoffs are the latest in a series of job and production cuts by Japanese automakers.

As reported on just-auto, Toyota said Wednesday it would stop production at all of its North American plants for an additional two days next month due to sluggish sales.