Nikon is contributing to the advance of well-being for everyone through its diverse optical technologies and products. The concept of SDGs overlaps this. Get to know about the fields where Nikon's technologies and products are playing a valuable role.
Securing the Safety of Drinking Water
The water supply system provides us with clean drinking water. There are various measures taken to maintain its safety. The Water Analysis Center, Environmental R&D Promotion Department of Maezawa Industries, Inc. utilizes Nikon's microscopes to inspect whether Cryptosporidium, a pathogenic protozoan, exists in raw water intended for tap water or its original water including the surface water of rivers or underground water.
Deepening knowledge about the ocean
The Beach Experience Hall stands alongside the Enoshima Aquarium that is located opposite Enoshima Island, where it is said that the first marine biological laboratory was established in Japan. At the Beach Experience Hall, you are encouraged to think and act based on what you have learned about the seashore located on the border between land and the ocean. Nikon's microscopes help enable visitors of all ages to observe marine life.
Handing down historical treasures
Cultural treasures and artworks have been carefully handed down over hundreds and thousands of years. This priceless inheritance was achieved through repair and restoration by skilled engineers, repeated every 50 to 100 years. The Kyushu National Museum utilizes Nikon microscopes to maintain and manage a variety of cultural assets collected based on the theme of exchange between Japan and other Asian countries.
Waging the fight against malaria
Malaria is one of the world's three major infectious diseases. Every year, more than 200 million people are infected and over 400,000 die, mainly in tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and Latin America. In the Department of Protozoology at Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN), Nagasaki University, Nikon microscopes are helping researchers unravel the mechanisms of malaria infection.
Safeguarding the fine taste of nori (seaweed) produced in Ariake
Nori (seaweed) is one of Japan's signature foods. The most productive cultivation area is the Ariake Sea, in the country's southwest, famed for its umami-rich, melt-in-the-mouth nori. Fukuoka Fisheries and Marine Technology Research Center Ariake Regional Laboratory, which supports experiments, research and aquaculture activities throughout the Ariake Sea, uses Nikon's fluorescence microscopes to monitor nori growth and the surrounding environment.