Violence has erupted in China as a number of Japanese firms have been targeted by protests and violent attacks.
The anger has been caused by Japan buying a group of uninhabited but resource rich islands known as Diaoyu in China and Senkaku in Japan.
Ownership of the islands has been fiercely disputed with both nations laying claim to the area.
The BBC are reporting that Panasonic and Toyota have been targeted and that Panasonic has issued a statement saying it will be shutting down some of it’s factories. Canon are also reported to have shut down production.
Sony are discouraging any non-essential business travel to China and “considering whether or not to take action with regard to retail outlets and factories.”
With Sony already wallowing in massive debts and poor sales, a production problem is that last thing the beleagured company needs.