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Nintendo announces new president replacing passed Iwata

Saturo Iwata’s death was as disheartening as any for Nintendo, but the Japanese gaming giant must move forward with regular operations and have elected to go with Tatsumi Kimishima — a former Director and Chairman of Nintendo of America.

“We aim to strengthen and enhance the management structure of the Company,” the press letter reads. Nintendo will be undergoing a “large-scale of the organizational structure” with Tatsumi Kimishima now taking the reigns.

Kimishima greatest professional characteristics come in the form of financial and economic knowledge. Before beginning work with Nintendo in 2000, he worked as Branch Manager for the Sanwa Bank — one of the largest banks at the time in Japan. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Hitotsubashi University and currently holds a substantial level of the company with 200 shares.

Besides Kismishima, Genyo Takeda will be taking on a new title of “Technology Fellow,” and Shigeru Miyamoto “Creative Fellow.”

The changes will officially go in effect starting September 16.