Category Archives: Other Nikon stuff

Nikon financial results: profit and income are up, sales are down

Nikon released their financial results for the first half of the year ending on September 30, 2016: Profits are up 54% Operating income is up 23.8% Sales are down Nikon also “decided to conduct a fundamental company-wide restructuring in order to enhance its ability to generate profit and create value” Quote: “Nikon Corp. reported that […]

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Nikon to “re-assign” 1,550 employees in Japan, total headcount will be reduced by 1,000 *UPDATED*

An update on the Nikon layoffs fiasco: as part of their financial statements, Nikon released a “Notice of Restructuring” which describes “re-assigning 1000 employees to reduce fixed cost” in the Lithography division. For the Imaging Business Unit, an additional 350 domestic employees that will be “rationalized” and “re-assigned”. Update: Nikon will actually “re-assign” a total 1,550 […]

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Oops… Nikon denies any layoffs

Update: Nikon to “re-assign” 1,550 employees in Japan, total headcount will be reduced by 1,000 In unprecedented move, Nikon issued a statement that they have not made any decisions on cutting 1,000 jobs in Japan – a story reported by Nikkei just few hours ago. Here is the full text:

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Nikon to cut 1,000 jobs in Japan, or 10% of its domestic workforce

Update #1: Nikon issued a statement denying any layoffs. Update #2: Nikon to “re-assign” 1,550 employees in Japan, total headcount will be reduced by 1,000 This just in from Nikkei – “Nikon to cut 1,000 jobs in Japan”: Nikon plans to eliminate about 1,000 jobs in Japan, or 10% of its domestic workforce, as the company […]

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About that Sony buying Nikon “rumor”

Initially I was not going to cover this nonsense here on the blog (remember the Nikon buying Samsung camera division “rumor”?), but Thom Hogan wrote a very nice and long article that covers pretty much everything I have to say on this topic – you can read it at dslrbodies.com. Here are just a few quotes:

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“New possibilities are opening up for Nikon in the fields of action, wearable and drones”

In an article about Nikon marketing strategy, Birgitta Olson (global marketing manager at Nikon) mentioned that “new possibilities are opening up for Nikon in the fields of action, wearable and drones”.

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