Shuntaro Furukawa

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    President and representative Director of Nintendo Co. Ltd., succeeding former interim president Tatsumi Kimishima.

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    Furukawa (left) with then-president Tatsumi Kimishima (right) announcing his new role.
    Furukawa (left) with then-president Tatsumi Kimishima (right) announcing his new role.

    Shuntaro Furukawa joined Nintendo in 1994 and has worked on the corporate side of things for the majority of his career. During the conference announcing his promotion, he stated that his favorite recent game was Golf Story. With his move to being the new company president comes a new management structure that sees other Nintendo veterans promoted to more senior positions as well.

    Furukawa's career in bullet points:

    • April 1994
      • Joined Nintendo
    • May 2012
      • Outside Director of The Pokémon Company (to present)
    • July 2015
      • General Manager, Corporate Planning Department (to present)
    • June 2016
      • Director (to present), Managing Executive Officer (to present), Supervisor of Corporate Analysis & Administration Division (to present)
    • September 2016
      • In charge of Global Marketing Department (to present)
    • June 2018
      • Representative Director and President

    During a news conference in Osaka after announcing his promotion to company president Furukawa shared his vision, as reported by Bloomberg:

    “I grew up playing the Famicom and come from that generation,” Furukawa said. “Now as a member of management with Super Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto, I have a lot of respect for him. On the other hand, with this new job that can’t just be it, so I expect to say what needs to be said to run the company.”


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