Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and eight head executives were re-elected at the company’s 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Kyoto, Japan today. The nine candidates Iwata, Genyo Takeda, game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Tatsumi Kimishima, Shigeyuki Takahashi, Satoshi Yamato, Susumu Tanaka, Shinya Takahashi, and Hirokazu Shinshi, were re-elected while one candidate, Mr. Naoki Mizutani, was elected. Iwata, Miyamoto and Takeda were appointed as representative directors at the meeting of the Board of Directors held after the shareholder meeting.
During Nintendo’s annual shareholder meeting overnight, the company re-elected Nintendo president Satoru Iwata to the board of directors. Iwata was not physically present at the meeting, as he’s stillrecovering from a recent surgery that also kept him from attending E3 this month. The proposal to re-elect Iwata and nine others was approved as originally proposed. In addition to Iwata, iconic Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto, along with Genyo Takeda, Tatsumi Kimishima, Shigeyuki Takahashi, Satoshi Yamato, Susumu Tanaka, Shinya Takahashi, and Hirokazu Shinshi, were re-elected. One additional candidate, Naoki Mizutani, was elected. Iwata’s leadership of Nintendo has not been universally adored, and it’s been suggested by some that hisjob was at risk following Nintendo’s third straight annual financial loss this year. At the time, Iwata apologized for the poor performance, but said it did not mean he’d have to leave the company.