CEO Message

Fujio Mitarai

Change is progress. Transformation is advancement. Canon will quickly adapt to the rapid changes in society and realize further evolution.

Due to such incidents as the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the world has been greatly shaken, and people's values and lifestyles have changed significantly. At the same time, digital innovation, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is drastically changing the world’s industrial structure, while technologies such as AI, IoT, the Cloud and 5G are transforming our lives.

In 2021, Canon launched Phase VI of the medium- to long-term management program that comprises our Excellent Global Corporation Plan. We have rearranged our organization, including Group companies, into four industry-oriented business groups—printing, imaging, medical and industrial. By promoting technological exchange, development of futuristic technologies, and strengthening of production technologies in each business group, we are working to expand our business. In addition, we are focusing on creating new businesses based on our core competency technologies. Amid a growing need for solutions to increasingly complex and diverse social issues, Canon is pursuing innovations that will support enriched and more comfortable lives, thriving business environments, and a safer, more secure society.

Change is progress. Transformation is advancement. With Canon's corporate DNA—an enterprising spirit and the San-ji (Three Selfs) Spirit, which has been passed down since our foundation—we have continued to evolve with the times. Under our corporate philosophy of kyosei, Canon will always contribute to society with our technologies, continually work to transform our business, and take on new challenges while seeking to become a truly excellent global corporation that is admired and respected around the world.

We look forward to your continued support and cooperation.

Fujio Mitarai
Chairman & CEO
Canon Inc.

Fujio Mitarai

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