Spotted this in my old 'local' newspaper.
"Canon Inc. and Nikon Corp. want to move their digital single-lens reflex camera businesses onto a path of higher sustained growth through friendly rivalry, despite their neck-and-neck race for No. 1 in the world ahead of next year's Beijing Olympics, the companies' presidents said in recent interviews."^
Click here for the full article: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20071226a7.html
^japantimes.co.jp: Canon, Nikon want 'friendly rivalry' to spur camera market. http://www.japantimes.co.jp
. Retrieved on 2007-12-26
Which roughly translated meams:
Canon and Nikon each wish the other would pursue market share share in a spirit of friendly rivalry, whilst they are individually completely focused on world domination:)