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    HONG KONG, 30 July 2018 - Canon announced today the services available at the 18th Asian Games 2018, organized by the Olympic Council of Asia. To enable the best possible capture of the top-class athletes competing at the zenith of their sport, the Canon Professional Services Depot will be deployed inside the main press center at Jakarta Convention Center, offering technical support and equipment maintenance to accredited photographers covering the 462 medal events across 47 disciplines.

    Canon has been a fixture in major international sporting events, from the Olympics to the Southeast Asian Games. This year's games, the 18th Asian Games, will be held from August 18 to September 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. As many as 1,500 photojournalists from around the world are expected to cover the 18th Asian Games.

    The Canon Professional Services counter will be staffed by a regional team of technical experts who will be able to provide services in 10 languages: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Tagalog.

    To ensure photojournalists are prepared for historic winning moments at the 18th Asian Games, Canon is providing equipment maintenance such equipment function checks and external cleaning, firmware updates, as well as offering technical information on the equipment.

    As a sponsor of the 18th Asian Games, Canon also 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, multifunction devices and printers.


    About Canon Hongkong Company Limited
    Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It i s a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2017, Canon's global revenue was US$36.1 billion.

    One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei”, which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website https://hk.canon


    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    1. Canon Professional Services Depot at 18th Asian Games
      Location: Main Press Center inside Jakarta Convention Center (JCC)
      Duration: 17 August to 2 September, 2018
      Service Hours: 0800 to 2000 hrs (Daily)
      Languages: English, Mandarin, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Melayu, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Tagalog. (Availability subject to staffing schedules)

    2. 18th Asian Games Palembang Technical Support
      Location: Canon Service Center (Palembang)
      Jl. Mayor HM. Rasyad Nawawi No.237, 
      9 Ilir, Ilir Tim. II, Kota Palembang, 
      Sumatera Selatan 30113, Indonesia
      Duration: 17 August – 1 September 2018 (closed on 22 August)
      Service hours: 0900 – 1800