Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata Recovering From Surgery Due To A Bile Duct Growth

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    Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata didn’t make an appearance in this year’s E3 due to health reasons, which was speculated due to a stressful month. According to Nintendo, it was a little worse than expected, but fortunately for Mr. Iwata, he’s doing much better.

     

    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

     

    [Photograph courtesy Wikipedia.]

    Sato
    Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.




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