UPDATE 1-Toyota Motor partially lifts output halt – Nikkei

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MARCH 29 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp resumed
domestic auto production on Monday for the first time since
earthquake and tsunami, starting up assembly lines at two plants
that make three hybrid models, the Nikkei business daily said.

“The word ‘ordeal’ does not even convey (the gravity of the
situation),” said President Akio Toyoda, who was taken aback by
the horrid reports from various divisions soon after the
disaster struck northeastern Japan, the daily reported.