Current Status of Japan’s Photo Industry

Being an aspiring photographer and owning a Fujifilm S1800, I couldn’t help but wonder how Japan’s photo industry is doing. After being hit by an earthquake and a tsunami, and now with the threat of nuclear disaster, I’m sure a lot of people are worried about this country, not just because of their innovation and invention of modern age gadgets, but also of their people as well.

It’s painful enough that our own home got flooded during Hurricane Ketsana… imagine how even more painful it is to come back to your house only to find that the only thing left is a pile of rubble and a house number plaque. T_T

Japan’s pain is not only affects the local people, but people outside Japan as well. Some of my friends who are major fans of Japan’s gaming industry are devastated at the news that some game releases have been cut short due to the disaster. Also, I’ve heard that Japan’s leading innovators in photography are having problems as well. Sony, Fujifilm, Nikon, Casio, Panasonic and Sandisk (leading camera and camera accessories corporations) are temporarily at a stand still. Which is pretty unfortunate for Fujifilm fans, since they have recently announced that the shipping for their latest camera, the Fujifilm Finepix X100, has been temporarily halted. ~_~

According to the news, the Japanese are slowly but surely rebuilding their lives. I say, “Gambatte” (good luck!). I believe that their people are strong. I hope that Kami-sama would keep them safe, and help guide them as they go on and rebuild their lives.

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