Toyota is restarting production of the Prius and two other hybrid models in Japan as Honda extends its shutdown. The Prius is made at the Tsutsumi factory in western Japan, while the two hybrid Lexus models are produced in the southern island of Kyushu. Toyota has nine other factories in Japan. Toyota has only said shutdowns will last at least until Saturday. It will have lost production of about 140,000 vehicles by then.
Stations in Honolulu have essentially become 24-hour news channels as the islands of Hawaii are threatened by a tsunami stemming from Friday’s earthquake off the coast of Japan.