Japan's orange juice makers face headwinds

Japanese orange juice makers are grappling with poor harvests overseas and the effects of the weak yen.

Officials with Morinaga Milk Industry say they'll likely halt shipments of 200-milliliter cartons in June, when current supplies run out.

They also plan to raise the suggested retail price at the start of the month by about 8 percent to 130 yen, or 82 cents.

Yakult Honsha stopped selling orange juice in April.

Japan's drinks makers mostly get their oranges from overseas. But major producer Brazil recently had a poor harvest, and the weak yen makes the fruit more expensive.

Officials with the Japan Fruit Juice Association say prices of imported orange juice surged last year by more than 50 percent.