Japan automakers to rest weekends in summer to ease burden on grid

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TOKYO, May 19 (Reuters) - Japanese automobile and auto parts makers have collectively agreed to work on weekends and rest instead on Thursdays and Fridays during the peak power consumption months in the summer, an industry lobby said on Thursday. The extraordinary measure would be taken for three months from the first week of July to September at factories nationwide to ease the burden on the power grid on weekdays, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) said. As requested ...

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