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Wednesday, 19 October 2011

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>>Nikon Japan announced on Monday that it will donate substantial humanitarian aid to its host country Thailand.<<

Does $400,000 seem like "substantial" humanitarian aid from a major corporation given the scale of the disaster? To give it context here is a list of US-based corporations (including foregoing companies with subsidiaries here) that gave to the Japanese tsunami effort:

http://bclc.uschamber.com/Programs/disaster/corporate-aid-tracker-japanese-earthquake-and-tsunami-march-2011

--Darin

By now you must have heard about some Sony cameras being removed from Amazon.com, claiming "manufacturing concerns."

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IHAIEI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=photorumors-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B005IHAIEI

Various sources have linked that to the floods.

Neither floods nor quakes can ever make companies move to America!

Good grief, I really feel sorry for the people. I lost my car in a flood about a year ago, and I felt like the world collapsed around me, yet I have a perfectly decent* job and my home was intact.
I can't imagine how they feel.

Fsck cameras, hard drives and everything else, it's the people who are important.

* A job about which I shall bitch and moan endlessly to anyone who won't resort to physical violence to shut me up, but it pays my bills and isn't all that awful, truth be told.

"Does $400,000 seem like "substantial" humanitarian aid from a major corporation given the scale of the disaster?"

Considering that they were adversely affected by the earthquake and tsunami, and now the floods, I would say yes.

My sympathies to those affected. Should anyone care, the BBC is reporting that the Sony NEX-7 and A65 cameras have been delayed "indefinitely". http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15380718

From PhotoRumors:

"Sony Japan publish a statement confirming Amazon's product listing note that the NEX-7, NEX-5N, NEX-C3 and a65 cameras will be postponed."

http://www.photorumors.com/2011/10/20/sony-nex-7-nex-5n-nex-c3-and-a65-now-officially-delayed/

400 grand is alot of salami, regardless of how you slice it.

What one company gives for humanitarian aid is nobody's business.

Tell Nikon to give $2,000,000.00 and watch the price of your cameras go up.

At least they are giving money for humanitarian aid, unlike Olympus which threw close to $700,000,000 at a bunch of criminals and hookers.

No one can understand a disaster such as this until they have been through it. We here in the southern tier of New york understand. I hope that, like us, you have a good community behind you and you will get through this.

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