This is an odd and unexpected bit of potential news. I say potential because at the moment it’s mostly a rumour. But it’s quite an interesting thought. Nikon has been struggling, there’s no two ways about it. In Nikon’s own financial report they cite an “extraordinary loss” of around 53 billion yen (~$485 million). This resulted in 1,000 job cuts and completely dropping the newly planned line of DL cameras.
The respected Sentaku magazine reports in its June issue that the Japanese government is trying to find a company that can help Nikon. But that’s where the story starts to get a little confusing. The June issue is not available online. Fuji Rumors continue the story based off a Japanese blog relaying the point of the article.