There was a bit of a big gap in Nintendo’s E3 event this year, and that was the missing presence of the company’s President, Satoru Iwata. He missed E3 due to health reasons, and now he will be missing Nintendo’s annual shareholder meeting. This is down to the fact he needs more time to recover from surgery, which removed a growth on a bile duct. Luckily this growth was found early and no lasting damage appears to have been done by it.
Mr Iwata explained all of this in a letter, stating he regretted not being able to be there.
“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.”
TSA would like to wish Mr Iwata a speedy recovery.