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Nikon issues third update after the earthquake in Japan

Nikon just published a third notice on the impact by the earthquake in Japan (see #1 and #2). Nikon basically warns again that they will not be able to meet customers’ demand in the near future: “The Nikon Group would express our deepest condolences to the victims of the earthquake and extend our profound sympathy and heartfelt […]

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Second notice from Nikon on the impact of the earthquake in Japan

Today Nikon published an update on the situation in Japan and the impact of the earthquake. One employee has been confirmed dead and three others are missing. Some of the Nikon factories are already operational, the plant in Sendai is expected to resume by the end of March. The remaining facilities will start working on March 23. Full text […]

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Nikon moves body mount production to Notion VTEC

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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

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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

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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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