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|6th President of Nintendo|
|Assumed office |
June 28, 2018
|Preceded by||Tatsumi Kimishima|
|Born||January 10, 1972|
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
Shuntaro Furukawa (born January 10, 1972) is a Japanese businessman and executive. He is the 6th and current president of the video game company Nintendo. He took over as company president in June 2018, succeeding Tatsumi Kimishima.
Furukawa was born in Tokyo, Japan on January 10, 1972 to illustrator Taku Furukawa. He grew up playing the Famicom system made by Nintendo. Furukawa is a graduate of Kunitachi Senior High School, and graduated from Waseda University's School of Political Science and Economics in 1994.
In April that same year, he joined Nintendo and worked as an accountant in Germany for a decade. By the mid 2010s, he rose up in the corporate office, working in global marketing, the executive department, and as an outside director of the partly owned The Pokémon Company. Furukawa is fluent in English, and was involved in the development of the Nintendo Switch. On June 28, 2018, he succeeded Tatsumi Kimishima as company president, becoming the sixth one in their history.
Shuntaro Furukawa is the son of Taku Furukawa, best known for his animated short film Speed. Furukawa is also fluent in English.
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