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Hiroshi Yamauchi

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Yamauchi.
Yamauchi sometime around 1949

Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japanese: 山内溥, Yamauchi Hiroshi, November 7, 1927 – September 19, 2013) was a Japanese businessman. He was the third president of Nintendo from 1949 until he quit on May 31, 2002. He transformed Nintendo from a small card-making company to a multibillion-dollar video game company. He was known as "Mario's Farther".

He was born in Kyoto.[1] He died in hospital on September 19, 2013 due to complications from pneumonia.[2]


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  1. Hiroko Tabuchi (19 September 2013). "Hiroshi Yamauchi, Who Steered Nintendo to Dominance, Dies at 85". The New York Times.
  2. "Nintendo visionary Hiroshi Yamauchi dies aged 85". BBC News. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-19.