After the DigiTimes article and the interview with Tetsuro Goto, Focus-Numerique (in English) published their own post-Photokina interview with Tôru Uematsu (Marketing Manager, Nikon Europe). After some Q&A about 3D, AF speed, megapixels count and EVF, the mirrorless camera question was inevitable:
Q: Your president, Makoto Kimura, has announced something in that sense [Mirrorless system by Nikon], didn't he? (referring to this interview with Reuters)
A: Yes, Mr Kimura has already made few comments on this subject. We already started the development of such a camera and we call it the new generation of digital cameras. [then he talks about a huge gap between the popularity of mirrorless in Japan (20% market share) versus Europe only 5 or 6%, it seems European are more conservative]. We need to sell these cameras all over the world, and to take into consideration [the situation of] the global market to decide when to launch such a product.
Not much of a news, but another Nikon executive (Michio Miwa, managing director of Nikon UK) said in a recent press conference that "of course we are interested" in a mirrorless interchangeable lens system camera. Later he added that Nikon is "basically considering all our options".