I am very sad to hear that some of the companies in the Nikon Group in Japan have suffered damage from the massive Earthquake. Some of the employees have also sustained injuries. I’m sure that Nikon is doing everything possible to get back up and running, but it can’t be easy with the regional infrastructure left in such a state of devastation. From what I can tell, the plant responsible for the manufacture of Nikon cameras is in Sendai, which was hardest hit by the disaster.
I fear that I will be waiting a little longer than expected for my next camera upgrade – of course, that’s hardly something to complain about when so many people have lost family, friends, homes and their livelihood. I will try to post updates regarding the recovery of Nikon’s operations in Japan, for my fellow Nikon shooters.
Please Donate to the Red Cross relief fund to help Japan rebuild.
Read the official Nikon Press Release from March 14, 2011