|Copyright - Ahn Sehong|
This is a very sensitive subject for the Japanese government. And while they publicly acknowledged these actions, apologized for their past transgressions, and have even set up a reparations fund for the survivors, they would like nothing more than to sweep it under the rug. So when Nikon suddenly reversed course on their decision with no stated reason on why they were canceling the show, many people, including the photographer Ahn Sehong, began to cry foul.
The photographer at first tried to talk to Nikon execs about it, but when that fell through, he sought legal action. In short, he won.
A Tokyo judge has ordered the show continue as planned. Nikon is appealing, but it is unlikely that this appeal would be heard in time to stop the Tuesday opening.