A couple weeks ago, it was announced that Nintendo’s President would not make an appearance to E3 this year due to medical issues. He also announced, a few days a go, that he would be unable to attend the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders too. All is not lost however. In this announcement he mentioned that he is making a swift recovery and will be ready to resume his usual duties very soon. Not only that, but during the shareholder meeting, it was decided that Iwata would be re-elected as president for Nintendo.
It is interesting to note Iwata’s approval rating from investors over the past years. In 2011 his rating was at a very promising 92.9%, but then dipped down to 77.3% in 2012. It should be interesting to see what approval rating he got for 2013.