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44-year Nintendo employee Nobuo Nagai dies

Gamasutra -- Nobuo Nagai, who served as Nintendo's Manufacturing senior managing director and was employed at the company for nearly 45 years, passed away on Sunday after battling stomach cancer. He was 66 years old.

Nagai was hired by the Japanese firm in 1967, during Nintendo's transition from a playing card manufacturer to a toy company, and years before figures like Shigeru Miyamoto and current CEO/president Satoru Iwata joined. He was also the general manager of Nintendo's Manufacturing division and a representative director.

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Christopher1705d ago (Edited 1705d ago )

I submitted this because this is one of the people who worked on the back end of Nintendo's gaming empire and before it even got into gaming. Without people like Nagai, we wouldn't have the consoles and gaming hardware we have today. I am grateful for the people who put their lives into the industry, no matter how obscure or hidden their jobs may be.