JAPAN'S KONICA PRESIDENT IWAI AND MINOLTA PRESIDENT OTA SHAKE HANDS AT
JOINT NEWS CONFERENCE IN TOKYO....
Japan's Konica Corp President Fumio Iwai (L) shakes hands with Minolta
Co President Yoshikatsu Ota at a joint news conference in Tokyo January
7, 2003. Konica and Minolta, two film photography giants struggling for
a foothold in the digital era, said on Tuesday they had agreed on a
merger that could propel them into the big league of office machine
makers. REUTERS/Toshiyuki Aizawa