Panasonic suspends some operations in China after protests

TOKYO Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:23am EDT

A pedestrian is reflected on a window displaying Panasonic Corp's products in Tokyo June 28, 2012. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao

A pedestrian is reflected on a window displaying Panasonic Corp's products in Tokyo June 28, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Yuriko Nakao

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronics giant Panasonic Corp (6752.T) has suspended production at two electronics components factories in China and closed another, telling workers to stay at home after the facilities were attacked by anti-Japan protesters.

The factories where production was suspended will be reopened after assessing the damage.

Atsushi Hinoki, a Tokyo-based Panasonic spokesman, said another plant in China has been closed after several workers "sabotaged" operations in the factory. The plant will also remain closed until Tuesday.

(Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Paul Tait)

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