Rain followed by floods cancelled day shifts at three Toyota plants in Japans north-east

Rain followed by floods cancelled day shifts at three Toyota plants in Japan's north-east

Toyota said it had cancelled the day shift at three of its factories in north-eastern Japan due to heavy rains that, earlier on 11 September, burst the banks of a river in the city of Osaki, in Miyagi prefecture.

There has been no damage at the facilities - two in Miyagi and one in neighbouring Iwate prefecture - which are run by subsidiary Toyota Motor East Japan, a company spokeswoman told Reuters.

Toyota was to decide whether it would resume operations for the evening shift by around noon, she added.