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Shuntaro Furukawa (JP) is the current president of Nintendo. He is the 6th president overall, succeeding Tatsumi Kimishima.

Furukawa stated in an interview that he bases his decisions on "the development leader's way of thinking" and that Nintendo's unique identity comes from its games, characters, and IP.[1]

History

Furukawa grew up playing games on the Famicom and has a great amount of respect for Shigeru Miyamoto and other creators of the time. He first joined Nintendo in 1994 and spent 10 years of his tenure as an accountant at Nintendo of Europe in Germany.[1] Around the mid-2010s, he had worked in global marketing and the executive department. He eventually became a part of Nintendo's directors in The Pokémon Company.

In 2015, he was promoted to the General Manager of Corporate Planning Department. In June 2016, with some company restructuring he joined the Nintendo Board of Directors in June 2016 as the Managing Executive Officer of the Corporate Analysis & Administration Division.

In April 2018, Tatsumi Kimishima announced that his retirement was scheduled for June 28, 2018 and that Furukawa would be promoted as president of Nintendo. Kimishima later retired from his position on that day, and Furukawa officially became President of Nintendo.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Shuntaro Furukawa Is Ready to Take Nintendo to the Next Level" - TIME

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