Since its establishment in 1937, Canon has globalized and expanded its business to all fields through years of unremitting efforts. Canon's corporate philosophy is "symbiosis", which refers to ignoring the differences in culture, habits, language and ethnic groups, and striving to build a society where all the people live together, work together and live happily forever. Canon's products are distributed in three areas: personal products, office equipment and industrial equipment. The main products include camera and lens, digital camera, printer, copier, fax machine, scanner, broadcasting equipment, medical equipment and semiconductor production equipment. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Canon has four regional sales headquarters in America, Europe, Asia and Japan, with 200 subsidiaries and more than 100,000 employees worldwide. In July 2018, the fortune world 500 list was released, with Canon ranking 317th on the fortune world 500 list in 2018. Canon's goal is to "promote world prosperity and achieve human happiness".