Nikon issues update on earthquake, donates 100 million Yen

Nikon UK has issued an update to the statement announced earlier this morning by Nikon Corp, adding that the company has decided to donate 100 million Yen (£770,000 or $1.2M USD)) to the Japanese Red Cross Society in response to the tragic events.

To make a donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society, please click here.


Nikon would like to express its profound sympathy and condolences to the victims of the tragic earthquake in Northern Japan on March 11. No Nikon employees are reported dead or seriously injured although we are continuing to gather safety information on our personnel and family members.

Our group companies, including Sendai Nikon Corporation, Miyagi Nikon Precision Co. Ltd.,Tochigi Nikon Corporation, Tochigi Nikon Precision Co., Ltd. and other subsidiaries as well as our plants suffered damage to some equipment and buildings (there is no serious damage to the buildings such as whole or half collapse). We are suspending operations there and continuing to evaluate further details of the damage. We are unable at this time to announce how soon the operations will resume due to the regional interruption of life-lines.

Nikon has set up an Emergency Headquarters for Disaster Control headed by the President (as of March 11th) and is currently endeavoring to normalize our business as early as possible through our BCM (Business Continuity Management) teams established in each in-house company.

Updates to the situation will be made available at regular intervals.

In response to this tragedy and to extend the immediate support to its victims and affected area, Nikon Corporation has decided to donate 100 million Yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society.


To make a donation to the Japanese Red Cross Society, please click here.


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