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Toyota Resuming Japan Hybrid Output; Honda Extends Closings

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to resume production of the Prius and two other hybrid models in Japan as the nation’s automakers work to restart operations after an earthquake and tsunami idled plants for two weeks.

Toyota, the world’s largest maker of gasoline-electric autos, will restart assembly of the Prius and the Lexus HS250h and Lexus CT200h hybrids, which are in high demand, on March 28, said Paul Nolasco, a Toyota spokesman in Tokyo. He couldn’t confirm whether Toyota’s supply chain has been restored or if the company secured alternative sources of scarce parts.