Olympus President News Conference

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December 7, 2011, Tokyo, Japan – President Shuichi Takayama of the scandal-hit Olympus Corp. closes his eyes during a news conference at a Tokyo hotel, a day after an independent panel set up by the Japanese optical equipment company released the results of its investigation into the companys cover-up of investment losses. Takayama hinted at the news conference that the companys top brass may step down at the next shareholders meeting, most likely in February 2012 at the earliest. Former President Michael Woodford is calling for an extraordinary shareholders meeting to discuss the accounting scandal. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

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President Shuichi Takayama (L) and his accounting manager Nobuyuki Onishi (R) of the scandal-hit Olympus Corp. bow to the media before leaving athe news conference. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)