Announcing Supports for Restoration Project of the Coastal Forests and Thai Children's Forest Program

June 18, 2012

Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President, Tokyo) is pleased to announce the support for Children's Forest Program and 10-Year Restoration Project of the Coastal Forests of Tohoku Region by OISCA Japan (Toshihiro Nakano, Chairman, Tokyo) and commence our supporting activities in June, 2012.

1.Support for 10-Year Restoration Project of the Coastal Forests of Tohoku Region

Black pine seedbed nurtured by Restoration Project of the Coastal Forests (photo: OISCA)

The 10-year Restoration Project aims to restore the coastal forest devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake through seeding, seedling, and planting of black pine trees, in collaboration with the Association for Coastal Forest Restoration in Natori City, which is formulated by farmers in Natori, Miyagi prefecture. OISCA also strives to develop farm lands and create jobs for regional development.

Nikon Corporation endorses their project in Natori, which is a home of the consolidated subsidiary, Sendai Nikon Corporation (Jiro Saito, President, Miyagi), and will contribute 5 million yen to the project. Employees of Nikon group companies will also get involved in various volunteer activities including weeding, mowing, and cleaning for coastal forest restoration and preservation.

Furthermore, Nikon is committed to maintain its long-term restoration support by leveraging the "Assisting Reconstruction through Photography" for the people who suffered the March 11 disasters.

For more information on the 10-Year Restoration Project of the Coastal Forests of Tohoku Region by OISCA Japan, visit http://www.oisca-international.org/projects/default.aspx?cid=112&pid=30.

2.Support for Children's Forest Program in Thailand

Goodwill Ambassadors of the Children Forest Program from Thailand, Fiji, and Philippines visited the Nikon Plaza Sendai.

OISCA runs the Children's Forest Programs in 30 countries and regions as of the end of May, 2012. In the programs, children can learn the importance of conservation and protection of the green environment through hands on tree planting in schools and neighborhoods.

Nikon will donate two million yen to the programs in the Northern and Eastern regions of Thailand, Chainat Province, and Ayutthaya Province where flood-affected Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Nobuyuki Muraishi, Managing Director), our consolidated subsidiary, is located.

For more information on Children's Forest Program by OISCA, visit http://www.oisca-international.org/projects/default.aspx?cid=220&pid=73.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.