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Nikon President Muneaki Tokunari in Tokyo on Wednesday
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 17, 2024
Nikon fields ‘remarkable’ demand for older chip tools in China
Nikon is making a strong marketing push in China with its new argon-fluoride lithography machines, released earlier this year.
Nikon's new microscope specialized for intracytoplasmic sperm injection, a fertility treatment
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 3, 2024
Nikon develops microscope for fertility treatment
The product reduces the number of operational steps involved in intracytoplasmic sperm injection by about 75%.
Nikon's acquisition of RED, a favorite in Hollywood, promises to propel the Japanese firm into the world of cinema.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 8, 2024
Nikon to buy U.S. cinema camera maker RED
The acquisition of RED, a favorite in Hollywood, promises to propel the Japanese firm into the world of cinema.
Livestock farmer Keita Higuchi experiments with a smartphone app that alerts user when a pregnant cow exhibits the typical signs seen before going into labor.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 14, 2024
Nikon develops AI system that can detect cows are about to give birth
The technology aims to ease the burden on farmers who need to conduct regular checks on pregnant cows in the weeks leading up to giving birth.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2023
U.S. gets new levers from Japan to curb China’s chip ambitions
Japanese companies control key steps in the semiconductor supply chain, which could be used as potential chokepoints against China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 13, 2022
Nikon to stop digital SLR camera development
The company will continue sales of existing products and customer support services, the sources said, adding that Nikon may resume development of SLR cameras in the future.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 14, 2022
Nikon looks beyond cameras to reinvent itself as tech supplier
The manufacturer almost single-handedly brought accessible high-quality cameras to the masses but the rise of smartphones and more advanced chipmaking tech has taken its toll on revenue.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 13, 2020
Writing was on wall for Olympus cameras as photographers switch to phones
Camera-makers haven't been able to come up with plan to stop the bleeding, and analysts say more of them may be forced out in the future.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 1, 2018
Nikon targets younger, net-savvy Thais for new high-end cameras
Nikon Corp. has shifted its Asian sales target to a younger generation from professionals, offering handier models and opening its first showroom in Thailand.
Japan Times
Sep 6, 2018
Canon joins Sony and Nikon in battle for pro-grade mirrorless camera market
Canon Inc. is finally entering the full-frame mirrorless camera market, joining Sony Corp. and Nikon Corp. in a new battleground for professional-grade camera equipment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 23, 2018
Threatened by emerging technologies, Nikon unveils full-frame mirrorless cameras to keep Sony at bay
In a long-awaited event livestreamed worldwide, Nikon Corp. unveiled its first full-frame mirrorless camera system Thursday, finally entering a segment that is still growing despite the explosive proliferation of camera-equipped smartphones.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 15, 2018
Sony's catch-up plan to break into pro camera market
Eight seconds — that's how long a cowboy needs to stay on a bucking bronco to qualify for a rodeo score. For photographers, that's barely enough time to take just a few blurry, often unusable pictures.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 13, 2018
Nikon to debut first full-frame mirrorless camera as SLR leaders face threat of changing technology
Camera buffs and those involved in the camera industry around the world are anxiously awaiting Aug. 23, when Nikon Corp. will debut a camera model representing one of the most drastic changes in the firm's 101-year history.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2016
Nikon considers cutting up to 1,000 jobs
Nikon Corp. is considering slashing up to 1,000 domestic jobs in underperforming semiconductor equipment and digital camera businesses amid competition with overseas rivals and the shrinking market for such products, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2016
Nikon, Casio in short sellers' sights as tech pessimism abounds
Hedge funds have boosted their bearish bets on Japanese technology companies such as Nikon Corp. and Casio Computer Co. as the industry struggles to deliver the next killer product.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 25, 2015
Nikon ordered to pay damages for aborting comfort women photo events
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.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Oct 17, 2014
Self-indulge with perfect selfies, twilight baths and more
Paying by iPhone
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 17, 2014
Nikon to fix camera flaws cited by China
Nikon Corp. said it will fix digital cameras at no charge after claims on Chinese state-run television that product defects caused "black spots" on photographs.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 8, 2013
Nikon chief looks for way to ride smartphone boom
Nikon Corp. is looking at ways to tap smartphone growth as a slump in compact camera sales threatens to prevent earnings from meeting forecasts.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Dec 18, 2012
2012: The year in gear
From innovative cars and cameras to phone-controlled appliances, the best of Japan's gadgets and gear in 2012.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals