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Who says knowing everything about photography doesn’t pay (or at least have its rewards)? At the recent introduction of Nikon’s new D3 and D300 DSLRs in Tokyo, journalists from magazines and web sites around the world were asked the question “Who invented the ED Nikkor lens?” Executive Technology Editor Michael J. McNamara knew the answer was Michio Kariya, Representative Director, President, CEO and COO of Nikon Corporation.

McNamara’s reward? A one-of-a-kind, museum-quality Wajima vase.

Photo of Mike and Mr. Kariya. Photo by Ed Lee