Gunpei Yokoi
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Gunpei Yokoi

Former employee of Nintendo Company Limited, having worked mainly in the development department during his time with the company.

Yokoi was born in Kyoto, Japan in 1941. He was a hobbyist who would moonlight on the weekends with his own projects that included building everything from toys to radios. After graduating from Doshisha, he officially joined Nintendo in 1965, initially working as a Maintenance Engineer before becoming Producer and General Manager of Research & Development 1 Division.


Work History

Production Group
Koto Laboratory Inc.
December 1996 - December 1997

Nintendo Co., Ltd.
April 1965 - December 1996

BS, Faculty of Engineering
Doshisha University
Fall 1960 – Spring 1964

Notable Works

Profile: Gunpei Yokoi / 横井 軍平 / よこい ぐんぺい
Author: Kyoto Ninja
Source: Game Credits. Facebook Japan. Nintendo Japan Homepage. Kyoto Report Investigative Methods.
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