Impact on Japan’s Camera Manufacturers

via Michael R. Tomkins, The Imaging Resource

Last week’s natural disaster in Japan had adversely affected the electronic industry and goods being produced in the country. Home to world’s biggest names in the camera industry, numerous companies have reported injuries to staff and damages to facilities. Some of these companies even halted production temporarily or closing down facilities completely.

Big names like Canon and Nikon have released statements detailing the damages sustained during last week’s disaster. Rolling blackouts is the other huge factor in maintaining normal production. There is no doubt that this is going to affect the overall costs of camera and electronic equipment produced in Japan in the foreseeable future.

Google has set up a Crisis Response’ page for anyone who is either looking for missing persons or making donations.


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