December 2008, Nikon Kenkyukai
December 2008, Nikon Kenkyukai

Mr. Tetsuro Goto, Vice President of Nikon Imaging Company

December 20, 2008
Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo Meeting
Tetsuro Goto Special

December Meeting

Tokyo is now very exciting season for the end of the year. The December meeting was held in Kyobashi, just beyond Ginza.

MEIDI-YA Building

Tokyo Meeting in December 2008 Ginza Kyobashi Tokyo

A Surprise Guest from Nikon

Mr. Tetsuro Goto
Operating Officer
Vice President
Imaging Company

The Nikon Kenkyukai invited Mr. Tetsuro Goto to the Tokyo meeting as a super special guest. The December meeting started with the report of research by the Nikon Kenkyukai members.

Hatsu started the Kenkyukai Presentation Program

We explained the following three report of research.

Nobuji Hatsushiba;
The Historical Story of the Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo 1981-2008

Michio Akiyama;
How to Enjoy the Industrial Super Nikkor Lenses

Akihiko Suzuki;
A Mystery of the Production Number of Nikon F

Hatsu Talks About the History of Nikon Kenkyukai

Akihiko Suzuki Talks About the Production Number of Nikon F

Mr. Tetsuro Goto explained a detailed story of the Nikon products from the stepper machine to a compact digital camera. All members of Nikon Kenkyukai got excited by his hot story.

Tetsuro Goto Talks About the Special Nikon Story

Tetsuro Goto Explained Special Nikon for NASA Space Mission

Coffee Break

Goto-san served the sweets to everyone for the coffee break. It was a Nikon Yokan. Yokan is one of the most popular sweets in Japan, sweet jelly made from red bean jam. The Nikon Yokan can be bought from Nikon by the Internet only in Japan.

Nikon Yokan Sweets and Nikon Pins Collection

Goto-san Enjoyed Nikon Vintage Collection

Goto-san interested in a very old NIKKOR CLUB magazine

Takashima-san explained about the Kenkyukai Meetig

Mr. Tetsuro Goto and Members of Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo

From Kyobashi to Ginza

A great meeting in Kyobashi just finished. We walked to Ginza where the restaurant we had reserved. Ginza is within walking distance from Kyobashi.

Shiseido Parlor and THE GINZA Store


December Ginza Light

Hattori Clock Tower

Year End Dinner at Ginza Tokyo

We enjoyed year end dinner party with Mr. Tetsuro Goto in Ginza. Goto-san was awarded the sterling silver badge of the Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo as a special member.

A Special Membership Silver Badge of Nikon Kenkyukai Tokyo

Year End Dinner at Ginza Tokyo

A Lot of Topics from Nikon F3 to D3X were Discussed

Talk about the Special Nikon, Space Nikon and Vintage Nikon

First, we toasted with beer. The year-end dinner started with a wonderful guest. When the white and red wines were served, the camera discussion suddenly became lively.

Year End Dinner

A Happy Photo with Goto-san

Mr. SUPER NIKON, Goto-san with Kenkyukai Members

Goto-san put his camera on floor of the restaurant. We surrounded the camera on the floor. A photo taken by like the fish-eye lens is the following. His camera is Nikon D700, and the lens is AI'ed Nikkor 24mm F2.8. Goto-san bought Nikon D700 by himself!! Also, the lens is what he bought by himself 35 years ago!!!

Mr. Goto's Nikon D700 and Nikkor 24mm F2.8
Photo: Copyright (c) 2008, Tetsuro Goto, Nikon, All Rights Reserved.

Ginza at Night

Ginza 4-chome intersection, people walking in front of the clock tower are having a happy time.

Crowd at 9:30pm

Season's Greetings from the Ginza Wako Clock Tower

San-Ai Building in December

Special Thanks;
Nikon Corporation Imaging Company

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