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Message from the President

Accelerating our transformation toward a new and reformed Nikon Kazuo Ushida President Representative Director

As we celebrate our 100th anniversary in 2017, we are truly grateful for your continuous support and guidance.
Since the company was established in 1917, Nikon has cultivated its status as a pioneer of optical technologies.
Guided by our corporate philosophy of "Trustworthiness and Creativity," we have continued to challenge ourselves to provide a wide range of products and services globally by harnessing our advanced technologies, the core of which encompasses opto-electronics and precision technologies.

The global business environment has experienced drastic changes in the last few years. Rapid advancement in the field of information technology has helped expedite the installation of new networking infrastructure around the world. As it becomes possible to process more and more data at ever-faster speeds, information technologies continue to change how we do business and how we live our lives. Companies should not merely be satisfied with variations of conventional ideas. They must also have the creativity to proactively identify perpetually changing market needs, as well as the agility to quickly respond to changes.

With society facing a historic transition comparable to the Industrial Revolution, we at Nikon are making a major shift, from a corporate culture that largely depends on hardware to an enterprise that proposes business solutions, while keeping focused on "Trustworthiness and Creativity" as our manufacturing philosophy.
Changing the mindset of each of our staff members is of the utmost importance. We are emphasizing three values in particular — "Curiosity" to explore out-of-the-box possibilities, "Open Mind" to flexibly accept opinions from other fields, and "Power to Inspire" that is essential for guiding and motivating groups that work together

By encouraging staff members to proactively engage with customers and discover new needs, Nikon will be much better equipped to propose appropriate business solutions. By repeating this cycle, we are determined to expand our business fields and become an ideal company from which society will have higher expectations.

This year marks the halfway point of Nikon's Medium Term Management Plan, announced in May 2015. Our goal is to exhibit progress not only in our instruments and medical businesses — the two fields we expect to grow — but in all of our businesses, including precision equipment and imaging products.

We ask for your continued support and guidance on this exciting journey.