On May 12, a powerful earthquake struck central China's Sichuan Province, resulting in extensive devastation throughout the region. We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to the victims and their families. While we realize that the road to recovery will be difficult and take time, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.
The Canon Group in Japan has aided in the relief efforts for the quake victims with an emergency-relief donation of 155 million yen (approximately US$1.48 million) to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
In addition, Canon Group employees throughout Japan contributed a total of 2,653,140 yen (approximately US$25,300), which was also donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
Furthermore, the Canon Group in China supported relief efforts for victims as follows: