Japan Display Halts Plant due to Rain Damage

Economy

Tokyo, Oct. 27 (Jiji Press)--Japan Display Inc. <6740> has suspended production at its mainstay plant in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, due to damage from torrential rains that hit the eastern Japan prefecture late last week, it was learned Sunday.

Since 6 a.m. Saturday (9 p.m. Friday GMT), the plant has halted the production of liquid crystal display panels mainly for Apple Inc., company officials said.

Due to power outage caused by the rains, the gas supply equipment needed for plant operations stopped, the officials said.

The company plans to restart the plant as soon as it secures electricity supply.

The plant itself was not inundated in the heavy rains and no other equipment suffered an interruption of power supply, according to the officials.

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