This just in: Canon is the world's greatest camera manufacturer. And it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with their actual cameras.

In response to Japan's aging population and Japanese couples' propensity to have too few children to maintain the country's population, Canon called off the traditional 12-hour workday twice a week, encouraging their employees to go home early and make mini Canon employees of their own.

Should you be interested to see thousands of of engineers jogging in spite of bulbous erection, you might set up camp outside Canon at, say, 5:29. Oh how the ground must shake as the air fills with the nose-tingling musk of concentrated geek pheromone. [CNN via CrunchGear and Getty Images]

Yes, in my xenophobic view, all Canon employees double as sumo wrestlers.