Many Stores, Restaurants in Japan Closed after Typhoon Hagibis

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 16 (Jiji Press)--Many stores and restaurants in wide swaths of central and northeastern Japan suspended operations Tuesday after Typhoon Hagibis caused flooding and disrupted supply chains.

Convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. <8028> closed 35 outlets. Rival Seven-Eleven Japan Co., a unit of Seven & i Holdings Co. <3382>, suspended operations at some 30 stores.

Another convenience store chain Lawson Inc. <2651> closed about 10 outlets. The company aims to resume operations in about a week.

Seria Co. <2782>, a 100-yen shop operator, closed eight stores, including one in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, where workers struggled to get there as route bus services were suspended.

Three outlets of McDonald's Co. (Japan) were closed while up to 80 stores were unable to serve certain menu items such as hamburgers and fries due to supply disruptions.

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