For the last 2 years, I have been reading posts in Internet photography forums regularly. I have learned, from the forums, some photography techniques, and got the news of latest gears.
Most of the major camera and lens makers are Japanese companies – Canon, Nikon,
Quite often, forum members ask such questions like “Is this camera made in
In a world flooded with Chinese-made goods, Made in Japan has become a brand – a brand which, many believe, equates superior quality and gives us peace of mind. Japanese camera makers, like their counterparts in other industries, have set up plants in countries with cheaper labor or even outsource manufacturing to partners. Consumers, however, continue to choose products made in
Canon is probably one company which benefits from consumers’ penchant for goods made in
Canon’s President Fujio Mitarai is known for questioning the wisdom of moving factories to
Fujio Mitarai may seem stubborn, but his decision to not send jobs overseas was certainly welcomed by the fans of Made in Japan.
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