Japan’s Canon eyes shutting China camera factory

A gymnast performs in front of the Canon brand logo at the Canon stall at CP+ camera and photo trade fair in Yokohama
FILE PHOTO: A gymnast performs in front of the Canon brand logo at the Canon stall during the CP+ camera and photo trade fair in Yokohama, Japan, February 25, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

January 14, 2022

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Canon Inc said on Friday it was considering shutting a factory in Zhuhai, southern China, which mainly makes compact digital cameras amid a shrinking market for such devices.

A company spokesperson declined to give details of employee numbers and production levels at the plant.

(Reporting by Sam Nussey and Brenda Goh; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)