Mitarai used a unique blend of eastern and western managerial styles to mold Canon into a highly successful company. Through a large overhaul he was able to bring the company back to profitability with a style that was coined "the Mitarai way."
1961 March: Graduated University of Chuo department of Law. While the bar exam aim failed in school, in April Fujio joined the leaders of Canon with his uncle Takeshi Mitarai - one of the founders of the company.
1979: Appointed President position of Canon USA.
1995: Assumed the 6th presidency after Hajime - Mitarai's cousin, former president died.
2006: Chairman of Japan Business Federation.
2010: Resigned the Chairman position. Now Chairman Emeritus.