When the invitation comes to join one of the major players in digital imaging on a junket to a land far away, we don't hesitate too long in replying. We've been on a few such trips now, and they're always a good mix of learning and fun. They don't usually take us as far afield as Tokyo, however, which is where we've recently returned after several days at Canon's Shimomaruko-area headquarters as well as the company's Toride factory. Here's our trip notebook.

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