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Nikon DSLR factory is shut down after earthquake and tsunami disaster.

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Following the earthquake and tsunami disaster Nikon has shut down its facilities in Northern Japan.

In a statement released today Nikon have said several of their plants have suffered damage and they are suspending operations. The company doesn't know at this stage when operations will resume and they are continuing to 'evaluate further details of the damage'. The statement also confirmed that some of their group employees were injured and that they are continuing to 'gather safety information of our personnel and its family members.'

The statement says the company is currently: "evaluating how the immediate damage by the disaster and controlled interruption of electricity started from March 14 will result in our group companies and business performances."

Nikon have set up Emergency Disaster Control Headquarters and are 'taking the necessary steps.'

"We are currently endeavouring to normalise our business as early as possible through our BCM (Business Continuity Management) teams established in each in-house company," said Nikon.

"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."

In response to the tragedy Nikon have donated 100 million yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society.

You can read the full statement on Nikon's website.
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User_Removed 18 17.9k 8 Norway
14 Mar 2011 3:56PM
Come on Nikon - Canon are donating 300Million Yen.
Ganto 16 769 2 Ireland
14 Mar 2011 4:25PM
Canon's net income: 246.603 billion yen.
Nikon's net income: 12.6 billion yen.
Puts the Nikon donation into perspective Mike.
User_Removed 18 17.9k 8 Norway
14 Mar 2011 6:22PM
dorothy 13 2 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2011 12:17AM
God bless Japan my prayers are there with you all.
9 Apr 2011 8:37AM
I'm so sorry for everyone in Japan. I wish I could help!!! I'm not working and I have very little money, but I would like to volunteer to do something!!!

What is going to happen with the production of Nikon Cameras or Canon? I'm trying to get the Nikon D7000. I'm looking at several options, available for financing. All the Lens I have will fit the D7000, so all I need is the body.

Photography is a profession I want to follow. I was very active in Photography in the 70's, and now I have the opportunity to follow that dream.

I hope things go well for the Japanese people. I understand there are 18,000 people still missing. That is an enormous figure, just unbelievable. I want to help!! If only I could.

Canon has always been my favorite Camera for years, but back in 2000, I thought I would go digital with Nikon. After all, Nikon is the favorite Camera in the world amongst professionals. Nikon must be doing something right! Canon has always produced an outstanding camera and lens on their cameras. From the critiques, I have seen, Nikon is producing the best product. The question is; "What makes a "photo?" The camera or the photographer."


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