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Nikon moves body mount production to Notion VTEC

After the initial news that Nikon is planning to move part of its production outside Japan, Notion VTEC announced yesterday that they will start manufacturing Nikon camera mounts immediately. The raw materials will be supplied by Nikon, the finished mounts will then be transported to Thailand for assembly. Notion’s understanding is that this is a long term solution. Here are the […]

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Nikon may relocate some production from Sendai to Malaysia

Bloomberg reports that Nikon is currently discussing with Notion Vtec the possibility of relocating some of the production from Sendai to Malaysia. Back in January of 2010 Nikon made a major investment in Notion Vtec (Nikon acquired 10% of the company).

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Where to donate for the earthquake and tsunami devastation in Japan

Nikon Corporation made a 100 million yen (over 1.2 million USD) donation to the Japanese Red Cross. I believe donating directly to the Japanese Red Cross is the best way to support the relieve efforts in Japan and to ensure that your money will reach the devastated areas. From the US, the easiest way to […]

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Satellite images of Nikon Sendai plant before and after earthquake

Google released post-earthquake satellite images of the impacted areas in Japan. You can download the KLM file from their blog and explore it in Google Earth. Those are the before and after satellite images of the Nikon plant in Sendai (click on images for larger view): The after image was taken on March 13, two days after the earthquake (you can find […]

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Nikon’s official statement on the disaster in Japan

Nikon issued an official statement on the situation in Japan: The Nikon Group would like to express its profound sympathy and condolences to the victims of earthquake in Major Earthquake in Northern Japan (Japan’s Tohoku region) on March 11. The effects to our group companies are as follows. Measures to cope with the situations We have set […]

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Nikon plants in Sendai “virtually impossible to resume operations in 14 days” *UPDATED*

Update #1: it seems that the article was talking about March 14th (Monday) and not about a timeframe of 14 days. The initial Google translation was: “Miyagi Prefecture factory to produce high-end digital SLR cameras for professionals, announced that it is virtually impossible to resume operations in 14 days”. Update #2: here is a better translation […]

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Initial report from Nikon after the earthquake: no injured employees, factories not significantly affected

AP was told by Nikon’s UK spokeswoman that there are no injured employees and factories are not significantly affected after the major 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan: “However, we have been informed that the Nikon Corporation building and factories located in the north of Japan are, fortunately, not significantly affected. Importantly, no injured employees have been reported.” See […]

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