Fujio  Mitarai Fujio Mitarai joined Canon Inc. in April 1961. Mr. Mitarai served as President of Canon U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. since January 1979, and served as Canon Inc.'s Director since March 1981, and served as Managing Director since March 1985, and served as In charge of HQ Administration since January 1989, and served as Senior Managing Director since March 1989, and served as Executive Vice President since March 1993, and has been President and Chief Executive Officer since September 1995.