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Do you understand?

I think so 85 72.03%
He didn't say 'Please' so no 33 27.97%

Thank you very much for your continued extraordinary support of us. I am Satoru Iwata, President of the company.

Today, there is one thing that I would like to share with you.

Recently, as the result of one of my routine physical examinations, an issue was detected. Following a more detailed examination, a growth was found in my bile duct.
  In general, it is said that a bile duct growth can be difficult-to-treat, partly because of the difficulty of detecting it early. In my case, luckily, it was detected very early and I had no symptoms.
  I was counseled that removal at an early stage would be the desirable medical option. Therefore I had surgery last week, and I came through it well, as predicted.
  I have already resumed my business by email and by other means, but it is anticipated that a little more time is needed for me to return to my regular work schedule.

As a result, I have no choice but to miss the company’s very important activity, the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held this month. As the president of the company, I regret that I cannot attend the meeting. However, I understand that I have to prioritize my medical treatment and to recover as soon as possible so that I will again be able to do my best to help the company to grow. I hope that you understand.

Best Regards,
Satoru Iwata


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Mii Understand

Best of luck to him, hope he's doing well.

Good to hear hes doing well. Get some rest, pal:)

Godspeed, Mr. Iwata.

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Now I feel bad for saying he pussied out of E3.

Glad his body is now ready.

No worries, Iwata!  I am a Nintendo fan, so I am used to understanding!

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Cholangiocarcinoma has a terrible prognosis. I hope he is right about it being early

The One and Only

I hope he gets better soon.

Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018.

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That explains why he missed E3.

I wish a full and fast recovery for you, Mr. Iwata.


Please excuse my bad English.

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