The following appears on asia.nikkei.com
Hostile bid would create formidable rival to longtime Japan partner
By SATOSHI MOROTOMI – TOKYO — Canon will end its 35-year relationship with HP if Xerox takes over the U.S. office equipment maker, CEO and Chairman Fujio Mitarai told Nikkei.
Xerox launched a hostile takeover bid Monday for all outstanding HP shares, the latest development in a monthslong push to acquire its rival.
SOURCE Nikkei Asian Review