Canon to Sponsor the Asian Games 2018

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    TOKYO, 9 January 2018 – Canon Inc. announced today that the Company has signed a basic partnership agreement to become a sponsor for the Asian Games 2018, organized by the Olympic Council of Asia. This year's games, the 18th Asian Games, will be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.

    First held in 1951, the Asian Games is an international sports competition comprising the Asia region held once roughly every four years. This year, approximately 10,000 athletes from 45 countries and regions will compete in 462 events across 40 sports.

    As with other sporting competitions in the past, both in Japan and overseas, Canon will provide behind-the-scenes support to members of the press covering the Asian Games 2018, including camera and lens maintenance services and product loans, to enable the best possible capture of the top-class athletes competing at the zenith of their sport. As a sponsor, Canon offers event management the full support of its diverse products and services, ranging from input and output products - including cameras, lenses, video camcorders, broadcast equipment, network cameras, copiers, multifunction devices and printers - to medical equipment.

    The Canon Group will continue contributing to the advancement of sports through the use of Canon products and technologies.

    About Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Canon is a global leader in photographic and digital imaging solutions. Canon Singapore Pte. Ltd. is the headquarters for South & Southeast Asia driving sales, marketing and service strategies. Besides handling the domestic market, the company covers 22 other regions including subsidiaries in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. The parent company Canon Inc. has a global network of close to 300 companies and employs close to 200,000 people worldwide. It is dedicated to the advancement in technology and innovation and commits more than 8% of its total revenue each year to R&D. Canon is consistently one of the top few companies to earn the most number of patents over the last 20 years. As a Fortune Global 500 company, Canon is guided by its kyosei philosophy that focuses on living and working together for the common good.

    More information is available at www.canon-asia.com.