Shuntaro Furukawa is the new President of Nintendo Co., Ltd., after Tatsumi Kimishima officially stepped down at The 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Kyoto earlier today.
Furukawa joins Kimishima, Satoru Iwata, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Sekiryo Kaneda and Fusajiro Yamauchi as just six men who have held the Nintendo presidency since the company founded in 1889.
A few months ago, Tatsumi Kimishima announced that he would be stepping down as president of Nintendo. He had also named Shuntaro Furukawa as his successor.
During the company’s 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders today, Furukawa was officially named Nintendo’s new president. We have the following comments from both Furukawa and Kimishima:
“I was appointed president due to the sudden passing of our former president, but due to the support of a great deal of good people – including shareholders – the Switch was released without a hitch. I don’t think I could retire at a better time. Thank you very much.”
“I will now be taking office as president and will serve as such at all future Board of Directors meetings. As a company, we will continue to change with the times, but no matter what we will continue to be a company that incorporates flexibility and ingenuity into the entertainment we produce – and continue to be devoted to making people smile.”