PRESS RELEASE: Press statement following recent earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan
14 March 2011 -- Following the recent earthquake and tsunami in Northern Japan Fujifilm can confirm that its Taiwa-Cho factory, 20 miles from Sendai city, has been affected.
Fortunately, none of the workers at the Taiwa-Cho factory are reported injured but inevitably some damage has occurred to the factory building, causing a temporary halt in production for the FinePix X100. To this end, Fujifilm is expecting a delay to market for the X100.
Fujifilm is currently considering all possible options to minimise the delay and the disappointment for the many consumers who have given the X100 such an incredible reception.
The rest of Fujifilm's range has been unaffected, due to manufacturing being based outside the region.
I'm sure you will also want to join us in extending our thoughts and condolences to everyone affected by these terrible events in Japan.
(First posted on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 13:56 EDT)