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Japan's largest camera trade show cancelled due to viral outbreak

This March 1, 2018 photo shows a Sony A7 III, part of a new range of mirrorless cameras, at a trade show in Yokohama. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's largest photo industry trade show due to begin in late February in Yokohama has been cancelled because of coronavirus fears, an organizer said Friday.

    "We put top priority on the health and safety of visitors and exhibitors," Camera and Imaging Products Association, the organizer of the annual event, said in a statement.

    The show for consumers, CP+2020, which was scheduled to be held for four days from Feb. 27 in the port city near Tokyo, was to feature the newest cameras and related devices.

    About 135 companies, including Nikon Corp, Canon Inc. and Olympus Corp., had planned to take part in the exhibition, which has attracted about 70,000 visitors every year.

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