Nintendo’s Iwata To Miss Shareholder Meeting Following Surgery

by Mike Futter on Jun 24, 2014 at 05:53 AM

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has undergone surgery for a growth found in a bile duct. Because of his health concerns, Iwata will miss the annual shareholder meeting on June 27.

We first learned that Iwata was suffering from an ailment when Nintendo announced he would miss E3. Last week, he underwent surgery to treat the condition.

He is currently working out of the office, but will not be returning to his normal daily routine quite yet. Nintendo has not yet announced who will be leading the meeting.

[Source: Nintendo]


Our Take
Our thoughts are with Mr. Iwata for a speedy recovery. We’ll have coverage of anything newsworthy from the shareholder meeting later this week.