Nikon betrays Women, cancels sensitive WW2 sex slaves exhibit
Korean photographer Ahn Sehong, a photojournalist in Japan, was getting ready for a high profile exhibition of his work on a sensitive project, documenting the lives of Korean women who were used as sex slaves during World War II in Japan. The exhibit was sponsored by Nikon and was to be held at the Nikon Salon in Tokyo.
A few days ago, Nikon decided to cancel the exhibition scheduled to start June-26, without providing specific reasons why. The Japanese Visual Journalists association is among many who are protesting Nikon's decision (see Japan Times, CNN, Japan Daily Press, etc).
An online protest and signature-gathering petition to Nikon is under way, including an open letter from the photographer Ahn Sehong (website, project website (in English)).