Nikon’s Production Volume May Dip As Japan Issues State of Emergency
Nikon Japan has published a note indicating that it will be reducing its workforce in accordance to the latest State of Emergency issued by the Japanese government in response to rapidly rising COVID-19 cases and deaths.
Japan’s latest state of emergency declaration has been expanded from Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures to seven additional prefectures, with Tokyo seeing the brunt of the latest surge of cases. The state of emergency will be in place until February 7.
The orders encourage companies to allow their staff to work from home with the goal of reducing at-work populations by 70%. Nikon is complying with the order, stating that they are reducing office and factory staff to 30% until the emergency declaration ends.
Below is part of the Note from Nikon, translated…
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