Nippon Steel, the largest steel company, has undergone a major overhaul of its production system due to the declining domestic demand for steel, etc. Announced that it will be suspended by.

In addition, it was announced that one blast furnace at a steelworks in Wakayama Prefecture, which had already been suspended by September next year, will be suspended one year ahead of schedule in September.

The company also plans to close the steelworks in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture by September 2023.