Typhoon Faxai Triggers ATM Shutdown at Seven Bank

Economy

Tokyo, Sept. 9 (Jiji Press)--Powerful typhoon Faxai, which made landfall in the Kanto eastern Japan region early Monday, disrupted services at more than 400 Seven Bank <8410> automated teller machines, bank officials said.

The 15th typhoon of the year caused power outages at Seven-Eleven Japan Co. convenience stores and other places in which the machines are installed, shutting down ATM services in five prefectures including Tokyo and Chiba.

Operations will resume once power is restored, according to the officials at the subsidiary of Seven & i Holdings Co. <3382>.

Mizuho Bank saw a total of 18 ATMs halted in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, and elsewhere. At Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp., six ATMs were shut in the city of Chiba and Kawasaki, Kanagawa.

The typhoon also forced Nissan Motor Co. <7201> to suspend operations at two factories in Kanagawa that were partially flooded, namely the Oppama vehicle plant in Yokosuka and the Yokohama plant, which makes engines and other parts.

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