June 21 Nissan Motor Co will trim its
production capacity in Japan by 15 percent next month, the
Nikkei said on Thursday.
The automaker will cut its domestic capacity to 1.15 million
units from 1.35 million per year and expects to produce 1.22
million vehicles in Japan in fiscal 2012, the daily said.
A rising yen has hit the export competitiveness of Japanese
manufacturers. Nissan had, in January, said it would cut back on
exports from Japan to reduce its exposure to the rising local
The automaker will suspend one of the two production lines
at its key Oppama plant in Kanagawa Prefecture, without laying
off any employees, the paper said. Nissan will stop the
production of the Tiida in Japan, it added.
At the same time, production will be ramped up in emerging
nations such as China, Brazil and Russia, it added.
The suspended production facilities at Oppama will be
transformed into a prototype line designed to support the swift
launch of operations at plants in emerging markets, the