Personnel Listing - Nintendo Company Limited, Kyoto R&D

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Name Entry Position Division Office Recent Work
Nintendo Company Limited, Central Office
- Executive Management -
Satoru Iwata 2000 President Pres. Office Central, Japan
Shigeru Miyamoto 1974 General Manager EAD Division Central, Japan
Masaru Shimomura 1983 General Manager SD Division Central, Japan
Kensuke Tanabe 1985 Executive Officer SPD Division Central, Japan
Takashi Tezuka 1984 Executive Officer EAD Division Central, Japan
Katsuya Eguchi 1986 Deputy Manager EAD Division Central, Japan
Shinya Kawada 1995 Deputy Manager SD Division Central, Japan
Yoshio Sakamoto 1982 Deputy Manager SPD Division Central, Japan
Keizo Kato 1983 Operation Manager EAD Division Central, Japan
Mina Miyanaga 2005 Operation Manager EAD Division Central, Japan



Nintendo Company Limited, Kyoto R&D
- Management / Production -
Eiji Aonuma 1988 Group Manager EAD Division Kyoto, Japan The Legend of Zelda U (13)
Hiroyuki Kimura 1988 Group Manager EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Maker (14)
Hideki Konno 1986 Group Manager EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (17)
Hisashi Nogami 1994 Group Manager EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Splatoon (13)
Tadashi Sugiyama 1983 Group Manager EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii Fit U (16)
Ty Katori 2005 Assistant Manager SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Fortune Street (8)
Hiroji Kiyotake 1983 Assistant Manager SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Pushmo (34)
Akira Otani 2000 Assistant Manager SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (11)
- Concept Design / Coordination -
Yoshikazu Yamashita 2004 Planner EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Maker (11)
Jin Ikeda 1996 Coordinator SPD Division Kyoto, Japan
- Software Technology -
Tomohiro Fujii 2008 Application Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Brain Age: Concentration Training (2)
Yuichiro Ito 2004 Application Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Brain Age: Concentration Training (9)
Yoshihiro Iwasa 2008 Application Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Brain Age: Concentration Training (3)
Toshikazu Jin 2011 Application Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Brain Age: Concentration Training (1)
Yoshinori Katsuki 1991 Application Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Sleep Clock (13)
Shinji Kitahara 2003 Application Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (8)
Naonori Ohnishi 2007 Application Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Mii Maker (3)
Kazuki Yoshihara 2004 Application Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (16)
Masahiro Kawano 1991 Game Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Tomodachi Collection 2 (14)
Takafumi Masaoka 2005 Game Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Tomodachi Collection 2 (6)
Eisaku Nakae 2001 Game Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Tomodachi Collection 2 (7)
Masanori Nakagawa 2005 Game Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Tomodachi Collection 2 (5)
Ryusuke Niitani 2007 Game Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii Play Motion (6)
Kazuyoshi Osawa 1999 Game Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii Play Motion (9)
Hayuru Soma 2010 Game Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Tomodachi Collection 2 (2)
Masanori Unno 2007 Game Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Tomodachi Collection 2 (3)
Masaki Wada 2008 Game Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Tomodachi Collection 2 (5)
Wataru Tanaka 2006 Game Programmer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (8)
Takashi Endo 1995 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (13)
Yasushi Ida 1996 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (15)
Yasuki Tawaraishi 1996 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (10)
Takuya Maekawa 1997 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (10)
Shunsaku Kitamura 1997 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (16)
Makoto Takano 2004 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (9)
Toshikazu Kitani 2004 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (8)
Atsushi Masaki 2004 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (10)
Kenji Nishida 2002 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Junpei Otani 2006 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (7)
Yasuhiro Yoshiaki 2007 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (5)
Kazuhiro Nishizawa 2008 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (4)
Motoi Tanaka 2001 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Yasutoshi Maegawa 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Hisahiko Takeuchi 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Tomohiro Nakatani 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Hiroshi Mitsui 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Takashi Yoneyama 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Yasutoshi Maegawa 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Daisuke Yamatoki 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Atsushi Kobata 2010 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (3)
Soei Sato 2012 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan NintendoWare (2)
Yoshiyuki Sawada 2011 Middleware Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (4)
Naoki Ikeda 2010 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii U (1)
Kimitaka Inaba 2006 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Tomodachi Life (3)
Yoji Kamikawa 2003 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Nintendo TVii (3)
Shunsaku Kato 2005 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2
Masayoshi Matsuoka 2009 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3
Sho Nagata 2008 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Ryu Nguyen 2010 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Takeshi Nishikawa 2007 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii U (3)
Masayoshi Oki 2006 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Yoichi Oshima 2004 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Kohei Ozeki 2008 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (3)
Tetsuya Sasaki 1999 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii U Internet Channel (10)
Yasuyuki Tahara 1994 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Everybody's General Knowledge TV (6)
Eiji Tokunaga 2007 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1 2 3
Nobutaka Torigoe 2008 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan Nintendo 3DS (4)
Kazuyoshi Toriyama 2004 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Hiroto Yada 2000 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan
Shunpei Yasuda 2009 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan 1
Makoto Okazaki 2011 Technical Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Pokémon Conquest (2)
Ken Kato 2006 Technical Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Metroid: Other M (7)
Kyohei Minato 2012 Technical Programmer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan The Wonderful 101 (2)
- Visual Design -
Hirokazu Matsui 2009 Illustrator SPD Division Kyoto, Japan New Super Luigi U (8)
- Audio Engineering -
Koji Kondo 1984 Music Composer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Super Mario 3D World (23)
Toru Minegishi 1998 Music Composer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Splatoon (11)
Ryo Nagamatsu 2006 Music Composer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Super Mario 3D World (9)
Kenta Nagata 1996 Music Composer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (18)
Satomi Terui 2010 Music Composer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 7 (2)
Kazumi Totaka 1990 Music Composer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Wii Sports Club (18)
Hajime Wakai 1996 Music Composer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Pikmin 3 (12)
Toru Asakawa 2001 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Nintendo Land (8)
Taro Bando 1987 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (27)
Mitsuhiro Hikino 1998 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Pikmin 3 (12)
Yoji Inagaki 1995 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan New Super Mario Bros. 2 (19)
Masafumi Kawamura 1997 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (10)
Mitsuhiro Kida 2006 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Super Mario 3D World (6)
Koichi Kyuma 2004 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (7)
Yohei Miyagawa 2004 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (9)
Masato Mizuta 2005 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (10)
Masato Onishi 2010 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Nintendo Land (2)
Junya Osada 2005 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Nintendo Land (5)
Yuya Takezawa 2007 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Super Mario 3D World (6)
Yuki Tsuji 2008 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Super Mario 3D World (9)
Sanae Uchida 2008 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (4)
Takahiro Watanabe 2002 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (9)
Natsuko Yokoyama 2011 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (4)
Ryoji Yoshitomi 1988 Sound Engineer EAD Division Kyoto, Japan Pikmin 3 (17)
- Cinema Sequence -
Tomoe Aratani 2010 Cinematographer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (9)
Motoaki Fukuda 2004 Cinematographer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Kiki Trick (7)
Ryo Hamada 2011 Cinematographer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Kiki Trick (3)
Hiroki Hirano 2010 Cinematographer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Mario Kart 8 (7)
Shintaro Kashiwagi 2010 Cinematographer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Kiki Trick (3)
Takumi Kawagoe 1989 Cinematographer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (24)
Hiroyasu Kuwabura 1996 Cinematographer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Kiki Trick (21)
Naoki Mori 1989 Cinematographer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Kiki Trick (21)
Shigeki Yoshida 2006 Cinematographer SPD Division Kyoto, Japan Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (10)
- Network Technology -
Shinji Takenaka 2012 System Programmer SD Division Kyoto, Japan



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