Takuechi’s previous title was Deputy Head of Consumer Games R&D Division and General Manger of R&D Production Department. Now he’s (*takes deep breath*) Corporate Officer, Deputy Head of Consumer Games R&D Division and General Manger of R&D Production Department.
In an unrelated interview conducted by Capcom, Takuechi discussed his thoughts on managing human resources and leading a development team.
"When it comes down to it, the key concept is being ‘globally minded’. It’s important not only to pay attention to the market here in Japan, but develop human resources that are capable of staying in tune with developments abroad, as well as using English fluently. Ten years ago, the Japanese market was large enough that we didn’t need to worry about focusing on what was happening outside the country. But things have changed, and now it is important for us to consider how to develop the Japanese market in a way that enables us to secure a share of the Western market. To adapt to the recent changes in the gaming market, we must pay attention to developments in Japan and the West. We can’t understand how these markets are different unless we know what is going on in both. Capcom will be a stronger company if each developer fully understands what gamers in the market expect and demand.
Capcom has a lot of great things in store for the future. We’re always pushing ourselves, remaining true to the slogan that "if you stop, it’s game over.’"