Toyota had been aiming for a high February production plan to meet strong demand.
Toyota's overseas output climbed 5.6 percent to 3.35 million vehicles through June, while production in Japan fell 18 percent to 1.73 million.
A major earthquake in Japan threatens to exacerbate the ongoing global microchip shortage as the total number of vehicles removed from production plans this year surpassed 1 million.
Toyota's leader is warning the government that its road map to net-zero emissions needs to be better tailored for the nation's economy.
Production lines will be switched back on at its 14 factories across the country, Toyota said.
The company says the persistent semiconductor shortage as well as uncertain geopolitical affairs have caused delays in logistics and parts delivery.
To crack the code of building low-cost electric vehicles, Japan's automakers intend to leverage their skills at tried-and-true lean manufacturing and kaizen.
The factory makes the electric Model 3 sedans and Model Y crossovers for domestic and international markets, including Germany and Japan.
The number of vehicles cut from automakers’ production plans this year because of the chip shortage surged 42 percent from a previous estimate, according to AutoForecast Solutions.
Even as it has faced high demand for batteries from Tesla, Panasonic has been slower to build scale compared with rival suppliers LG Energy Solution of South Korea and China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co.
The production upgrades at the Hofu H2 assembly plant in western Japan will underpin upcoming production of new vehicles.
The Japanese automaker will also offer permanent jobs to 1,400 employees currently working there through Kelly Services, as well as to all future employees.
Newly appointed COO Sinead Kaiya is charged with making growth and sustainability a reality at Toyota Motor's autonomous-driving technology unit.
EV production should account for about 40 to 50 percent of Honda's total output in North America in 2030, or around 800,000 battery-electric vehicles.
The factory is expected to begin production in 2025, and it will eventually supply electric vehicles and hybrids built in the region.
The automaker will suspend production on three lines at its Motomachi plant in September. That follows suspensions at its Tsutsumi plant.
Toyota cut its July global production plan by 50,000 vehicles.
Another 75,300 vehicles were eliminated from schedules because of the semiconductor shortage, mostly at North American factories.
The tally of vehicle production cuts due to microchip shortages just rose by nearly half a million.
For a house-proud engineering force such as Honda, relying on GM for EV help may be surprising. But Honda expects to return to its old independent prowess in due time.
Automakers are still shaving back production plans due to semiconductor shortages, but the worst-case scenario for North America just got a tiny bit better.
For 2022, the IHS Markit light-vehicle production forecast was cut by 9.3 percent, or about 8.4 million vehicles.
North American factories took another 26,000 vehicles out of their production schedules last week, significantly more than companies were cutting at the beginning of the month.
The automaker's plans underscore the vulnerability of sprawling supply chains that have been tested by the pandemic and geopolitical tensions, casting uncertainty over businesses.
Toyota is reviewing its production plans as mounting global disruptions hinder its attempts to raise output.