Just a quick reminder of the events that took place in Japan few months ago. Please be patient, there could be many reasons why Nikon is taking their time with the next wave of full frame cameras (btw, I have the full detailed specs for the Nikon mirrorless camera that I will publish online in few hours once I finish the translation, stay tuned).
This Google Earth satellite image of the Nikon plant in Sendai was taken on April 5th, 2011 less than a month after the earthquake. Judging by the number of parked cars, it seems that the factory was probably operational at that point of time.
This satellite image was taken on March 13, two days after the earthquake:
Nikon plant in Sendai before the earthquake (click on images for larger view):