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Honda workers are taking 14 additional days off during June through August because of manufacturing disruptions caused by parts shortages, but will make up for the car production shortfall later in the year.
Workers will take an extra day off in June, 10 more in July and three in August.
They will work those days in the latter part of the year, when Honda hopes to make up the production shortfall.
A spokesman from Honda said: “We will continue on a reduced volume basis during June and July due to the ongoing parts interruption as a result of the impact caused by the Japan earthquake.

“Our workforce is fully aware of the situation as we keep them up-to-date on a very regular basis and during this period they will remain on full pay.”

After two quarters of financial contraction the economy of Japan now meets the technical definition of a recession.