FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, people walk out from the headquarters of Sony Corp. in Tokyo.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
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Some of Japan's biggest firms including Sony and Toyota shut down operations in southern Japan Friday after the region was struck by a deadly earthquake, fuelling worries about disruption to supply lines and possible effects on the wider economy.At least nine people were killed in Thursday night's 6.5-magnitude quake, which also toppled houses and buckled roads on the southwestern island of Kyushu.Sony shares were down around three percent in the afternoon, Toyota lost 1.2 percent and Honda was off 0.45 percent while Bridgestone lost 0.70 percent.Shattered supply chains and rolling power shortages forced companies such as Sony and Toyota to temporarily shut plants in the weeks after the disaster and Japan's industrial output tumbled by its largest amount on record in the March.
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