News Release

Updated: May 29, 2020
May 8, 2020
Canon Inc.

Partial extension of temporary suspension of operations at Canon Inc. headquarters and certain offices (Updated: May 29, 2020)

The partial suspension of operations will end after May 31. From June 1, Canon will resume normal operations while thoroughly implementing such basic infection prevention measures as staggered commuting times and encouraging working from home.

TOKYO, May 8, 2020—Canon Inc., in an effort to protect the health of our employees and their families, neighboring families and businesses, as well as customers and business partners, and to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has gradually implemented a temporary and partial suspension of operations at our headquarters and certain offices in Japan since April 7.

Based on the Japanese government's extension of the ongoing nationwide state of emergency until May 31, Canon Inc. today announces that the following offices will accordingly extend the partial suspension of operations until this date while further expanding our work-from-home capabilities and undertaking measures required to maintain business functions.

■ Offices extending partial suspension of operations

April 7 (Tue.) - May 31 (Sun.)
・Company Headquarters: 30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan
・Kawasaki Office: 70-1 Yanagicho, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 212-8602, Japan
・Kosugi Office: 9-1, Imaikami-cho, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 211-8501, Japan
・Tamagawa Office: 16-1, Shimonoge 3-chome, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 213-8512, Japan
・Yako office: 451, Tsukagoshi 3-chome, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa 212-8530, Japan

April 8 (Wed.) - May 31 (Sun.)
・Hiratsuka Plant: 22-5, Tamura 9-chome, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa 254-0013, Japan
・Ayase Plant: 2596 Yoshioka, Ayase, Kanagawa 252-1124, Japan

April 21 (Tue.) - May 31 (Sun.)
・Toride Plant: 5-1, Hakusan 7-chome, Toride, Ibaraki 302-8501, Japan

We sincerely apologize for any difficulties caused to our customers and business partners as a result of this decision, and greatly appreciate your understanding.

In addition, the Canon Inc. headquarters in Tokyo and the Canon Medical Systems Corporation headquarters in Kawasaki City will continue to provide support for treatment systems installed at front-line medical facilities in order to ensure they continue operating smoothly.

We will continue to respond to the changing situation, maintaining as our highest priorities the protection the health of our employees and their families, neighboring families and businesses, customers and business partners, and helping to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. We will review and revise our response as the situation evolves.

  • *The Utsunomiya Plant (Tochigi Prefecture), in addition to implementing health protections and efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, has made adjustments to its manufacturing output based on current market conditions and will therefore suspend operations until May 29.
  • *The Fuji-Susono Research Park (Shizuoka Prefecture) and Optics R&D Center (Tochigi Prefecture), having thoroughly implemented countermeasures against infection, will resume normal operations from May 11.