Masayuki Uemura
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Masayuki Uemura | 上村 雅之
Nintendo Company Limited

Advisor
Former General Manager & Engineer
Research & Development 2 Division

Ritsumeikan University

Masayuki Uemura was an employee of Nintendo Company Limited from 1972 to 2004. Uemura was originally hired away from Sharp Corporation by Gunpei Yokoi to work on solar cell technology research for projects such as Laser Clay Shooting System and Beam Gun SP. As the development force expanded, Uemura was entasked with managing the Research & Development 2 Division on the creation of several hardware like the Color TV Series, Famicom, Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and the BS-X Satellaview. Uemura and group were also responsible for a variety of software projects, while mostly were ports of previously released Nintendo titles, there are also a few original creative titles. While formally retired from Nintendo, Uemura still acts as an advisor for the company.

Masayuki Uemura was born on June 20th, 1943 in Nara, Japan. Due to the bombing of Japan during World War II, his family was forced to move to Kyoto. Having little money, he was forced to make his own toys. His toys became more and more complex and he wanted to learn more, so he went to industrial college. Once he graduated, Sharp Corporation hired him immediately, which would lead into his opportunity at Nintendo Company Limited.

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Author: Kyoto Ninja (13 April 2012)
Source: Iwata Asks: Mario 25th Anniversary. CNET Japan.
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