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Nikon’s Factory in Sendai was not hit by the Tsunami

by on Mar.22, 2011, under humanity

Overheard some speculations that Nikon’s Factory was destroyed in Japan’s quake and tsunami and therefore prices of equipment will rise dramatically. Did a little research and found that the situation isn’t as bad. Though I’m sure some parts of the factory will be damaged by the quake and employees lives are definitely affected as well, production will slow but it’s definitely not all destroyed.

I traced the tsunami damage line based on the images google took after the tsunami. The tsunami stopped 2.4km short of the factory. Click on the image to see a larger map or click on this to see the map I’ve created.

So no need to panic and run out to buy your equipment yet.

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