I don’t get it – Nikon to increase prices in Japan

I thought all the recent price increases were caused buy the weak yen – why is then Nikon raising prices in Japan (effective April 17th)? Here is a list of affected products:

Product Old price New price
F6 Body 315,000 362,250
FM10 body 38,850 43,050
FM10 standardset (AI Zoom-Nikkor 35-70mm F3.5-4.8S-) 52,500 57,750
AI Nikkor 20mm F2.8S 85,050 102,900
AI Nikkor 24mm F2.8S 56,700 68,250
AI Nikkor 28mm F2.8S 51,450 61,950
AI Nikkor 35mm F1.4S 90,300 109,200
AI Nikkor 50mm F1.2S 61,950 74,550
AI Nikkor 50mm F1.4S 45,150 54,600
AI Micro-Nikkor 55mm F2.8S 47,250 56,700
AI Micro-Nikkor 105mm F2.8S 97,650 117,600
AI AF Nikkor ED 14mm F2.8D 231,000 247,800
AI AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm F2.8D 108,150 114,450
AI AF Nikkor 20mm F2.8D 75,600 81,900
AI AF Nikkor 24mm F2.8D 51,450 54,600
AI AF Nikkor 28mm F2.8D 37,800 40,950
AI AF Nikkor 35mm F2D 43,050 45,150
AI AF Nikkor 50mm F1.4D 39,900 43,050
AI AF Nikkor 50mm F1.8D 24,150 25,200
AI AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm F2.8D 59,850 63,000
AI AF Nikkor 85mm F1.4D (IF) 147,000 157,500
AI AF Nikkor 85mm F1.8D 53,550 57,750
AI AF DC-Nikkor 105mm F2D 136,500 147,000
AI AF DC-Nikkor 135mm F2D 158,550 170,100
AI AF Nikkor ED 180mm F2.8D (IF) 111,300 119,700
AI AF Micro-Nikkor ED200mm F4D (IF) 203,700 218,400
AI AF-S Nikkor ED 300mm F4D (IF) Black 171,150 183,750
AI AF-S Nikkor ED 300mm F4D (IF) Light Gray 171,150 183,750
AI AF-S Zoom-Nikkor ED 17-35mm F2.8D (IF) 241,500 254,100
AI AF Zoom-Nikkor ED 18-35mm F3.5-4.5D (IF) 81,900 88,200
AI AF Zoom-Nikkor 24-85mm F2.8-4D (IF) 92,400 97,650
AI AF Zoom-Nikkor ED 80-200mm F2.8D <New> 161,700 173,250
AI AF VR Zoom-Nikkor ED 80-400mm F4.5-5.6D 241,500 259,350


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