CEO Message

Fujio Mitarai

With our enterprising character and San-ji (Three Selfs) Spirit, Canon pursues the next leap ahead in our grand strategic transformation.

Technology is progressing ever more rapidly. AI, IoT, the Cloud, 5G and other technologies continue to bring major changes to the global economy and all manner of industries. In any age, innovation produced through the merging of wisdom and technology has been a source of change in society. Even with COVID-19´s impact on the world, innovation has marched forward without pause.

In 2021, which marks the second stage of our grand strategic transformation, Canon launched its new five-year medium- to long-term management program, Phase VI of the Excellent Global Corporation Plan. Under this program, we will strengthen our competitiveness and create new innovations through the realignment of our organization, including Group companies, into four industry-oriented business groups: printing, imaging, medical and industrial. At the same time, we will improve group-wide productivity by optimizing Canon´s global headquarters functions to advance our grand strategic transformation. While bringing to market products and services that offer more convenience and enrichment to life, we will accelerate the commercialization of solutions that utilize the technologies and know-how that we have cultivated in a wide range of fields.

Canon´s corporate DNA of enterprising spirit and the San-ji (Three Selfs) Spirit has been passed on since our foundation. Our history is marked by continual transformation and the continued pursuit of new endeavors. Under our corporate philosophy of kyosei, Canon will always contribute to society with our technologies, continue 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
Fujio Mitarai
Chairman & CEO
Canon Inc.