Toyota Motor Corp. announced on Tuesday May 10, 2022 it will suspend operations at most factories in Japan for up to six days this month as it is difficult to procure parts due to the prolonged COVID-19 lockdown.

With the plan, Toyota said its production for May will be reduced to about 700,000 vehicles from its actual target of 1,750,000 units.

The plants, including Motomachi and Miyata in Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures, respectively, will be halted between May 16 and May 21, 2022 due to a shortage of semiconductors.