Hmm, Iwata the new Nintendo of America CEO ? Could be good !
I think Iwata doesn´t get enough credit for improving Nintendo´s relationship with japanese thirdparties.
If you look back at the end of the N64 era, they had absolutely no japanese support, Square hated them, Capcom was far to busy with the PS2 (and released what? 2 ports on the N64 before),the same was true for Namco Bandai, Atlus,Tecmo Koei etc. Fast forward to 2013: Dragon Quest is Nintendo exclusive since 2006, Monster Hunter (seems to be) and the other third parties are (once again) on board....on the 3DS
Maybe he can do the same for western publishers ? I like him !