The Tokyo District Court ordered Nikon Corp. on Friday to pay ¥1.1 million in damages over canceling the use of showrooms for photo exhibitions on Korean women forced to work in wartime Japanese military brothels.

Photographer Ahn Se Hong, a 44-year-old South Korean residing in Japan, had sought about ¥13 million in compensation from the camera maker, which approved use of its exhibition galleries in Tokyo and Osaka for the "comfort women" exhibition, but then told Ahn in May 2012 it was revoking that permission.

Nikon said it will "carefully consider" whether to appeal the ruling.