September 10, 2008
Nikon Corporation (Michio Kariya, President) is pleased to announce that it is conducting the Nikon Field Photographer Program, which offers families throughout Asia a chance to snap photographs on the field before the start of games during the 2010 FIFA World Cup Asian final qualifiers and the AFC Champions League (ACL) 2008. These games are being held in various regions of Asia by the AFC (Asian Football Confederation) from September 2008.
Nikon, an official supporter of the AFC, has been supporting AFC football events since 2004. As part of this sponsorship, Nikon has recently been conducting a CSR (corporate social responsibility) program that aims to provide local families in Asia with opportunities to feel the excitement of football matches by taking photographs.
In this program, three pairs, consisting of a parent and child aged 10-15—a total of 6 people—are being invited to selected games in Japan, Australia, Korea, Qatar, UAE, and Saudi Arabia, where they are given the opportunity to photograph the players from the sidelines or behind the goal with Nikon D60 digital SLR cameras before the games start.
Nikon will continuously promote this Field Photographer Program for football events held by AFC to provide opportunities for the participants to feel the excitement of football at stadiums across Asia, and to contribute to Asian football and regional societies.
The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.