TOKYO (AP) - Big fries are going back on the menu in Japan.

TOKYO (AP) Big fries are going back on the menu in Japan.

McDonald's Japan says it will resume serving all portion sizes of fries on Jan. 5 after resolving shortages stemming from labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast. The fast-food giant began limiting customers to orders of small fries earlier this month.

The company said in a notice that its fry inventory had improved thanks to air shipments and extra sea shipments from the U.S. East Coast. It apologized and said it would try to avoid further shortfalls at its 3,100 outlets in Japan.

Frozen french fries cut and ready for the deep-fryer are a leading U.S. export.