• Kyodo


Canon Inc. Chairman Fujio Mitarai will return to the presidency on March 29 to lead the company through 2015 as Europe’s debt problems generate increasing uncertainty, Canon said Monday.

Mitarai, 76, who was president from 1995 to 2006, will double as chairman while President Tsuneji Uchida, 70, becomes an adviser, the maker of printers and cameras said, adding Uchida expressed a “strong desire” to step down after finishing one stage of his work.

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