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Aquamarine
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(07-01-2014, 04:39 AM)
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The results are in, courtesy of the Ministry of Finance:





Historical Iwata Approval Ratings:

Iwata, 2010:
Approve: 952,201
Oppose: 19,072
Approval Rating: 96.74%

Iwata, 2011:
Approve: 932,379
Oppose: 48,339
Approval Rating: 92.89%

Iwata, 2012:
Approve: 913,453
Oppose: 83,740
Approval Rating: 90.60%

Iwata, 2013:
Approve: 772,384
Oppose: 218,960
Approval Rating: 77.26%

Iwata, 2014:
Approve: 777,999
Oppose: 169,240
Approval Rating: 80.64%




Last year:

岩田 聡 772,384 218,960 2,164 77.26 可決
Satoru Iwata
Approve: 772,384
Oppose: 218,960
Approval Rating: 77.26%

This year:

岩田 聡 777,999 169,240 3,549 80.64 可決
Satoru Iwata
Approve: 777,999
Oppose: 169,240
Approval Rating: 80.64%



Last year:

竹田 玄洋 927,081 64,265 2,164 92.73 可決
Genyo Takeda
Approve: 927,081
Oppose: 64,265
Approval Rating: 92.73%

This year:

竹田 玄洋 837,426 107,823 5,540 86.80 可決
Genyo Takeda
Approve: 837,426
Oppose: 107,823
Approval Rating: 86.80%



Last year:

宮本 茂 927,149 64,197 2,164 92.74 可決
Shigeru Miyamoto
Approve: 927,149
Oppose: 64,197
Approval Rating: 92.74%

This year:

宮本 茂 837,460 107,789 5,540 86.81 可決
Shigeru Miyamoto
Approve: 837,460
Oppose: 107,789
Approval Rating: 86.81%



Last year:

君島 達己 927,930 63,418 2,164 92.82 可決
Tatsumi Kimishima
Approve: 927,930
Oppose: 63,418
Approval Rating: 92.82%

This year:

君島 達己 859,709 85,541 5,540 89.11 可決
Tatsumi Kimishima
Approve: 859,709
Oppose: 85,541
Approval Rating: 89.11%



Last year:

竹村 薫 927,931 63,417 2,164 92.82 可決
Kaoru Takemura
Approve: 927,931
Oppose: 63,417
Approval Rating: 92.82%

This year:

DIRECTOR RETIRED


Last year:

髙橋 成行 936,553 54,795 2,164 93.68 可決
Shigeyuki Takahashi
Approve: 936,553
Oppose: 54,795
Approval Rating: 93.68%

This year:

髙橋 成行 900,275 44,975 5,540 93.32 可決
Shigeyuki Takahashi
Approve: 900,275
Oppose: 44,975
Approval Rating: 93.32%



Last year:

大和 聡 936,628 54,720 2,164 93.69 可決
Satoshi Yamato
Approve: 936,628
Oppose: 54,720
Approval Rating: 93.69%

This year:

大和 聡 900,394 44,856 5,540 93.33 可決
Satoshi Yamato
Approve: 900,394
Oppose: 44,856
Approval Rating: 93.33%



Last year:

田中 晋 936,635 54,713 2,164 93.69 可決
Susumu Tanaka
Approve: 936,635
Oppose: 54,713
Approval Rating: 93.69%

This year:

田中 晋 900,404 44,846 5,540 93.33 可決
Susumu Tanaka
Approve: 900,404
Oppose: 44,846
Approval Rating: 93.33%



Last year:

高橋 伸也 936,609 54,739 2,164 93.69 可決
Shinya Takahashi
Approve: 936,609
Oppose: 54,739
Approval Rating: 93.69%

This year:

高橋 伸也 900,401 44,849 5,540 93.33 可決
Shinya Takahashi
Approve: 900,401
Oppose: 44,849
Approval Rating: 93.33%



Last year:

進士 仁一 936,576 54,772 2,164 93.68 可決
Hirokazu Shinshi
Approve: 936,576
Oppose: 54,772
Approval Rating: 93.68%

This year:

進士 仁一 900,418 44,832 5,540 93.33 可決
Hirokazu Shinshi
Approve: 900,418
Oppose: 44,832
Approval Rating: 93.33%



Last year:

NEW DIRECTOR

This year:

水谷 直樹 907,111 40,130 3,549 94.03 可決
Naoki Mizutani
Approve: 907,111
Oppose: 40,130
Approval Rating: 94.03%











To emphasise the fact that this voting occurs across all public Japanese corporations, I gathered a list of voting results from Japanese game industry public corporations that would probably be of interest to people here.

Accompanied are each of the CEOs and their 2014 approval rating...or their approval rating the last time they held elections.


岩田 聡 777,999 169,240 3,549 80.64 可決
Satoru Iwata, CEO of Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Approve: 777,999
Oppose: 169,240
Approval Rating: 80.64%


平井一夫 5,773,774個 376,686個 263,308個 89% 可 決
Kazuo Hirai, CEO of Sony Corporation
Approve: 5,773,774
Oppose: 376,686
Approval Rating: 89%


松田洋祐 847,423 54,534 0 可決(93.51%)
Yousuke Matsuda, CEO of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
Approve: 847,423
Oppose: 54,534
Approval Rating: 93.51%


石川 祝男 1,772,867個 17,737個 3,945個 95.8% 可決
Shukuo Ishikawa, CEO of Bandai Namco Holdings, Inc.
Approve: 1,772,867
Oppose: 17,737
Approval Rating: 95.8%


上月 景正 977,035 80,007 0 91.89 可決
Kagesama Kozuki, CEO and Founder of Konami Corporation
Approve: 977,035
Oppose: 80,007
Approval Rating: 91.89%


Last election:
襟川 恵子 690,439個 73,444個 37個 89.97% 可決
襟川 陽一 676,763個 87,120個 37個 88.19% 可決
Keiko + Yoichi Erakawa, Chairman, President, and CEO of Tecmo Koei Holdings Co., Ltd.
Keiko, Approve: 690,439
Yoichi, Approve: 676,763
Keiko, Oppose: 73,444
Yoichi, Oppose: 87,120
Keiko, Approval Rating: 89.97%
Yoichi, Approval Rating: 88.19%


Last election:
辻 本 憲 三 424,132 2,678 340 97.28 可決
Kenzo Tsujimoto, CEO and Founder of Capcom Co., Ltd.
Approve: 424,132
Oppose: 2,678
Approval Rating: 97.28%


北角 浩一 38,317 155 ― 可決 99.60%
Koichi Kitazumi, CEO of Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Approve: 38,317
Oppose: 155
Approval Rating: 99.60%


中山 晴喜 361,918 3,496 40 可決(98.30)
Haruki Nakayama, CEO of Marvelous AQL, Inc.
Approve: 361,918
Oppose: 3,496
Approval Rating: 98.30%


森下 一喜 8,549,283 113,091 1,611 可決 95.96
Kazuki Morishita, CEO of Gungho Online Entertainment, Inc.
Approve: 113,091
Oppose: 1,661
Approval Rating: 95.96%


Last election:
近藤 季洋 74,629 240 0 可決 (98.96%)
Toshihiro Kondo, CEO of Nihon Falcom Corporation
Approve: 74,629
Oppose: 240
Approval Rating: 98.96%


An interesting trend you will pick up is that Mr. Iwata at 77% / 81% actually represents one of the lowest CEO approval rates across the industry.
Last edited by Aquamarine; 07-01-2014 at 06:38 PM.
Riki
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(07-01-2014, 04:46 AM)
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So, Iwata's approval rating actually went up.
Not surprising, all things considered. His plans that he has laid out are very solid and set a good tone for the future of the company.

Though, everyone else is down, which is odd.
Aaron Strife
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(07-01-2014, 04:47 AM)
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lol Iwata's approval rating actually got better
moolamb
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(07-01-2014, 04:48 AM)
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Miyamoto not so 'careless' now!

EDIT: Maybe it pays to appear to work your ass off until you're sick.
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(07-01-2014, 04:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

Iwata, 2013:
Approve: 772,384
Oppose: 218,960
Approval Rating: 77.26%

Iwata, 2014:
Approve: 777,999
Oppose: 169,240
Approval Rating: 80.64%

Yeah, he's there to stay.
Kageshinzo
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(07-01-2014, 04:49 AM)
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So much for the people who want Iwata out. :lol
Riki
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(07-01-2014, 04:49 AM)
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Also, this probably deserves its own thread, just to shut down all the "Goodbye Iwata!" bullshit.
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Originally Posted by Riki

So, Iwata's approval rating actually went up.
Not surprising, all things considered. His plans that he has laid out are very solid and set a good tone for the future of the company.

Though, everyone else is down, which is odd.

I would guess three factors:

1.) Some upset investors sold off and left.
2.) Some investors think Iwata is making a more serious effort now
3.) More investors are spreading around the blame instead of pinning it all on Iwata
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(07-01-2014, 04:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Riki

Also, this probably deserves its own thread, just to shut down all the "Goodbye Iwata!" bullshit.

I'll split it in a moment.
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(07-01-2014, 04:50 AM)
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Good to hear that his approval rating went up. I still think that he's a good leader for the company, even if he has made some mistakes (he wouldn't be the first)
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(07-01-2014, 04:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Nirolak

I would guess three factors:

1.) Some upset investors sold off and left.
2.) Some investors think Iwata is making a more serious effort now
3.) More investors are spreading around the blame instead of pinning it all on Iwata

I'm leaning toward 3 simply because Iwata is the only member who had their approval rating increase YOY.
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(07-01-2014, 04:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Riki

Also, this probably deserves its own thread, just to shut down all the "Goodbye Iwata!" bullshit.

I second this. I like that they're spreading the blame, it properly reflects the structure of a company instead of shitting upon one man.
Elija2
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(07-01-2014, 04:53 AM)
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So everyone's approval rating went down except for Iwata's? Interesting.
Cheerilee
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(07-01-2014, 04:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aquamarine

The results are in, courtesy of the Ministry of Finance:

Iwata's approval went up, Miyamoto's and Takeda's approval went down.

Last year, the Wii U had a rough launch and Nintendo posted some losses, but Iwata promised good times ahead.

This year, the Wii U Dreamcasted, Iwata managed to cook up a Plan B (short on details) on a cocktail napkin in January, and at the last minute they had a good E3.

I'm guessing there was some sympathy vote over Iwata's illness.
Riki
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(07-01-2014, 04:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cheerilee

Iwata's approval went up, Miyamoto's and Takeda's approval went down.

Last year, the Wii U had a rough launch and Nintendo posted some losses, but Iwata promised good times ahead.

This year, the Wii U Dreamcasted, Iwata managed to cook up a Plan B (short on details) on a cocktail napkin in January, and at the last minute they had a good E3.

I'm guessing there was some sympathy vote over Iwata's illness.

Sure.
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(07-01-2014, 04:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Cheerilee

Iwata's approval went up, Miyamoto's and Takeda's approval went down.

Last year, the Wii U had a rough launch and Nintendo posted some losses, but Iwata promised good times ahead.

This year, the Wii U Dreamcasted, Iwata managed to cook up a Plan B (short on details) on a cocktail napkin in January, and at the last minute they had a good E3.

I'm guessing there was some sympathy vote over Iwata's illness.

Really bro?

Originally Posted by Elija2

So everyone's approval rating went down except for Iwata's? Interesting.

I mean... barely. Most by a fraction of a percent.
Penguin
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Eyeballing it seems to be like 50k less voters so some of the decline is really just noise.
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80 P

THAT'S MY BOY IWATA u aint goin nowhirrr
Riki
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(07-01-2014, 05:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Penguin

Eyeballing it seems to be like 50k less voters so some of the decline is really just noise.

The ratings that went down like 0.3% definitely is. It's meaningless decline. Miyamoto's is the one that stands out, though.
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(07-01-2014, 05:03 AM)
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Split bump.
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(07-01-2014, 05:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Riki

The ratings that went down like 0.3% definitely is. It's meaningless decline. Miyamoto's is the one that stands out, though.

They saw the treehouse live demo of Project Giant Robo
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Originally Posted by James Scott

They saw the treehouse live demo of Project Giant Robo

A fleshed out version could actually be fun. But the state it was in was super rough. Worse than Devil's Third.
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I'm not shocked about Miyamoto , hes a legend but his old school mentality holds the company back.
Currygan
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(07-01-2014, 05:05 AM)
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your fault for not making Prime 4 Miyamoto!
Tripon
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Interesting.
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Bah, got split bumped before I posted. I'm genuinely surprised his approval rating went up, I guess the investors feel more confident with him going forward
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Originally Posted by Cheerilee

Iwata's approval went up, Miyamoto's and Takeda's approval went down.

Last year, the Wii U had a rough launch and Nintendo posted some losses, but Iwata promised good times ahead.

This year, the Wii U Dreamcasted, Iwata managed to cook up a Plan B (short on details) on a cocktail napkin in January, and at the last minute they had a good E3.

I'm guessing there was some sympathy vote over Iwata's illness.




Perhaps EviLore was right...
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Originally Posted by Riki

The ratings that went down like 0.3% definitely is. It's meaningless decline. Miyamoto's is the one that stands out, though.

Genyo Takeda and Tatsumi Kimishima also went down non-trivial amounts.

It's the bigger heads that took the brunt of the impact while the people who are on the board, but not really key decision drivers basically had no impact.

Basically Iwata went up while the other three took more blame.

This is more accurate to reality to be honest, Iwata alone isn't causing Nintendo's issues by any means and he's the biggest figure head in sounding like someone trying to fix them.
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Yeah was pretty sure his approval rating would go up.

He deserves it as well, he's laid out a plan and is directing Nintendo towards that goal. I still believe most of the issues Nintendo has is because of how old the other board members are, and Iwata is trying to put in younger people as he's previously stated.
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These guys will be running it until the day Nintendo implodes into a black hole. Everyone might as well just accept it
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Originally Posted by Cheerilee

Iwata's approval went up, Miyamoto's and Takeda's approval went down.

Last year, the Wii U had a rough launch and Nintendo posted some losses, but Iwata promised good times ahead.

This year, the Wii U Dreamcasted, Iwata managed to cook up a Plan B (short on details) on a cocktail napkin in January, and at the last minute they had a good E3.

I'm guessing there was some sympathy vote over Iwata's illness.

Yes, I'm sure that's it. /s
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What is this based on? Shareholder approval? But why is it coming from the gov't then?
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That approval figure of 777999 is amazing.
Good news as far as I'm concerned.
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Next time I suggest that Nintendo's investors won't settle for the company failing repeatedly, just tell me to shut it. Evidently, they will.
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Miyamoto needs to retire, thank you for all your great games!

His three or four new projects are a waste of money.
Neiteio
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But what does the Ministry of Magic think?
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I bet they are just feeling bad for the guy.

Nothing to do with Nintendo E3 and 2014 line up
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A legitimately interesting turn of events. I expected Iwata's rating to go down to the low 70s at the very least.

Edit: Kaoru Takemura retired? I don't know anything about her, but I wonder if her sudden departure means something.
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Originally Posted by sant

What is this based on? Shareholder approval? But why is it coming from the gov't then?

Shareholders elect a public company's board of directors, who officially represent their interests.

The board then chooses positions like the CEO, who run the company on a day to day basis.

The CEO of a company however is also often on the board of directors.

Since these people represent investors, the government has some regulation over the process in order to protect investors, like mandating that a board exists and that they get elected annually.
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

Miyamoto needs to retire, thank you for all your great games!

His three or four new projects are a waste of money.

Totally. Tell me more about the fully completed builds that you played.
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Nnintendo has some pretty good shareholders, all things considered. They could have driven Nintendo down a very different - and possibly disatrous - path long ago, but I guess they opted to trust in the company's leadership instead.

Nintendo's future will be very interesting, indeed.
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Don't blame me, I voted for Genyo Takeda.
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Originally Posted by Cheerilee

Iwata's approval went up, Miyamoto's and Takeda's approval went down.

Last year, the Wii U had a rough launch and Nintendo posted some losses, but Iwata promised good times ahead.

This year, the Wii U Dreamcasted, Iwata managed to cook up a Plan B (short on details) on a cocktail napkin in January, and at the last minute they had a good E3.

I'm guessing there was some sympathy vote over Iwata's illness.

For the love of all that is good, please say that wasn't a serious post.
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They know better than to downvote Iwata. He did program the fish in Balloon Fight, after all. Would you cross the guy who can make a fucking fish pop out of nowhere? I'd never take a shit sitting down...
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next year is the real test, the QoL stuff ,Amiibo, and WiiU final? blow of heavy hitters come to a closure...
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Surprised Miyamoto's rating isn't down farther given his output/statements lately. Iwata has been making the best of the Wii U situation, well deserved.
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

Miyamoto needs to retire, thank you for all your great games!

His three or four new projects are a waste of money.

Not until I get my Star Fox >:[
And his projects are likely just prototypes or all concepts they are thinking about implementing into star fox.
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

Miyamoto needs to retire, thank you for all your great games!

His three or four new projects are a waste of money.

Honestly I don't see any problem with what he's doing now.

He's basically fostering new staff while letting their existing senior and upper-mid level staff take more prominent roles on the franchises they work on and define their future direction.

He's already handed the keys over on the things that matter most and is now working to train up those who haven't really had a chance.
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Nintendo's investors are taking the long view. There's nothing a new president could do right now to change Nintendo's outlook. Their long term plan isn't awful anyways.
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Originally Posted by Neiteio

They know better than to downvote Iwata. He did program the fish in Balloon Fight, after all. Would you cross the guy who can make a fucking fish pop out of nowhere? I'd never take a shit sitting down...

Never considered this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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