While the 79th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders took place last week, today (July 1st, 2019) provides another piece of information. The voting results with respect to the Five Directors of Nintendo have been made public on Nintendo’s Japanese site, showing that in his first year of the position President Shuntaro Furukawa has secured a 92.04% approval rating from the shareholders. The full details of the voting are provided below, translated and formatted via Resetera.

Shuntaro Furukawa
In favor: 859,640
Against: 56,655
Abstained: 4,882
Approval rate: 92.04 %

Shigeru Miyamoto
In favor: 897,870
Against: 23,299
Abstained: 14
Approval rate: 96.13 %

Shinya Takahashi
In favor: 909,670
Against: 11,501
Abstained: 14
Approval rate: 97.39 %

Ko Shiota
In favor: 909,741
Against: 11,430
Abstained: 14
Approval rate: 97.40 %

Satoru Shibata
In favor: 909,743
Against: 11,428
Abstained: 14
Approval rate: 97.40 %

While it’s clear that Furukawa’s the lowest amongst the directors, it’s worth noting that 4,882 abstained from voting with respect to him (compared to the 14 that abstained for the other four). Perhaps they’re waiting to see more from him in the relatively new role before putting forth any say. That said, it’s about a 4% drop from his approval last year.


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.