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(Update) May Auto Output in Japan Dives Record 61.8 Pct

(Update) May Auto Output in Japan Dives Record 61.8 Pct

   Tokyo, June 29 (Jiji Press)--Combined Japanese automobile production by eight major makers in May plunged a record 61.8 pct from a year before to 287,502 units amid the novel coronavirus crisis, data from the companies showed Monday.
   The decline accelerated from April's 46.7 pct, exceeding the previous record drop marked in April 2011 the month after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami mainly hit northeastern Japan.

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