CEO Message

Fujio Mitarai

Canon will seek greater prosperity with bold resolve by reinventing ourselves to fit the changing times.

Our world today has fallen into an uncertain and turbulent state. At the same time, ever-advancing technologies are transforming the world unabated and having a tremendous impact on people's values and lifestyles.

Canon has revamped its business portfolio in anticipation of rapid developments in AI and other tech. In Phase VI, which began in 2021, of our medium-to-long-term management program Excellent Global Corporation Plan, we restructured our organization, including Group companies, into four industry-oriented business groups — Printing, Medical, Imaging, and Industrial. Under this new business structure, we are working to expand our business by furthering technological exchanges within the Group, developing futuristic technologies, and strengthening production technologies, as well as focusing on creating new businesses.

Canon's corporate philosophy of kyosei, adopted in 1988, encapsulates our intent to build a society in which all people, regardless of culture, customs, and other differences, live harmoniously together and to pass on our irreplaceable global environment to future generations. Amid a growing need for solutions to increasingly complex and diverse social issues, Canon, while accelerating our own environmental measures, is pursuing new innovations that will bring about richer, more comfortable lives, thriving business environments, and a safer, more secure society.

Any company that exists within a society will inevitably have to evolve in tandem with that society. This is why, in Canon's view, change is progress and transformation is advancement. It is also why, given our foundational DNA of an enterprising spirit and the San-ji (Three Selfs) Spirit, we will always contribute to society with technology while transforming our business and taking on new challenges as we aim to become a truly excellent global corporation that is admired and respected around the world.

We look forward to your continued kind support and cooperation.

Fujio Mitarai
Chairman & CEO
Canon Inc.

Fujio Mitarai

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