Honda to cut Japanese production by a quarter. TOKYO — HONDA Motor Co plans to end production at its Sayama plant in Japan by 2022, cutting capacity by around 24 percent in its shrinking domestic market as it shifts focus to electric cars (EVs) and other new technologies. The automaker has seen stagnant domestic sales and said on Wednesday it was streamlining its Japanese operations as it takes a more nimble approach to development and manufacturing in the face of fierce competition from carmakers and technology companies to make EVs and self-driving cars. “As we focus more on adopting electrification and other new technologies, we want to hone our vehicle manufacturing expertise in Japan and expand…