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Old 17th of July 2007 (Tue)   #1
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Default Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

My girlfriends brother says that Canon and Nikon are owned by the same parent company.

However I do not believe this.

Can anyone help me convince him that they are in fact they are 2 different companies? Need hard facts here.
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Old 17th of July 2007 (Tue)   #2
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Default Re: Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

My mom says I'm hansom. It don't mean she's rite.

Would you consider your girlfriends brother to be a reliable source?


If its true, I wouldn't be surprised.
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Old 17th of July 2007 (Tue)   #3
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Default Re: Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

As long as the forum is kind enough to provide a forum for silly rumors, be so good as to use it.
Thread moved to "Rumors"

I suppose we need a forum for "untrue"
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Default Re: Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

Nikon is owned by Mitsubishi. Canon is their own company along with printers, video, copiers, other business machines. I don't think they are connected.

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Old 17th of July 2007 (Tue)   #5
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Default Re: Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

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Nikon is owned by Mitsubishi. Canon is their own company along with printers, video, copiers, other business machines. I don't think they are connected.

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Default Re: Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

Who owns Mitsubishi?

Someone owns Canon....
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Old 17th of July 2007 (Tue)   #7
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Default Re: Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

I found out that they both have a lot of the same shareholders like Japan Trustee Services bank and State Street Bank and Trust Company.

These are the tow biggest shareholders in Nikon and Canon

So it is true.
This is no rumor.
Canon and Nikon are owned by the same companies.
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Old 17th of July 2007 (Tue)   #8
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Default Re: Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

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So it is true.
This is no rumor.
Canon and Nikon are owned by the same companies.
No. You are not correct. Shareholder ownership is not like that. I own Apple and RIM stocks. That does not make them the same company.


Accept that Canon is a sole proprietary and does not have a parent company. Nikon DOES. End of story.
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No. You are not correct. Shareholder ownership is not like that. I own Apple and RIM stocks. That does not make them the same company.


Accept that Canon is a sole proprietary and does not have a parent company. Nikon DOES. End of story.
ok thank you for clearing that up.
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Default Re: Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

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Who owns Mitsubishi?

Someone owns Canon....

Well, I own a little Canon - and a little Nikon. Precious little, I'll add.

Both companies are owned by their respective shareholders, or the shareholders of their holding company.
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What, so i don't own microsoft?

Bugger.

(no, i don't actually have shares in M$, the less i can do to support that company, the better)
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Default Re: Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

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My girlfriends brother says that Canon and Nikon are owned by the same parent company.

However I do not believe this.

Can anyone help me convince him that they are in fact they are 2 different companies? Need hard facts here.
It's true - they are both owned by Unilever
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I suppose we need a forum for "untrue"
...or maybe one labeled "Deliberate Lies"
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Well, I own a little Canon - and a little Nikon. Precious little, I'll add.

Both companies are owned by their respective shareholders, or the shareholders of their holding company.
Holy crap --- you ARE the parent company!! Eureka!
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Default Re: Nikon and Canon owned by the same company.

Anyone ever notice how in-laws (especially brother-in-laws) tend to be full of crap?
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