Last summer, we broke that former Tecmo president Yoshimi Yasuda was at the center of not one Tecmo employee brouhaha, but two. The president eventually resigned, but he's found another job. Good for him.
Yasuda was the center of the Itagaki vs. Tecmo legal suit. Dead or Alive creator Tomonobu Itagaki sued for unpaid DoA 4 wages. These were "special incentive" wages that Itagaki claimed were agreed to by the former Tecmo president and the board of directors, but the current president is claiming these "special incentive" wages were made by the former president and not approved by the Tecmo board.
As we posted last year, Itagaki left Tecmo and filed suit for unpaid bonuses. As Itagaki stated then, "President Yoshimi Yasuda chose not only to violate this agreement, but also turned defiant, telling me 'if you are dissatisfied with the decision not to pay the bonuses, either quit the company or sue it.'"
During the court proceedings, evidence was presented, such as this secret audio tape that we posted online, which contained statements by Yasuda that seemed in direct conflict with his court claim that this "special incentives" proposal was made by the former president and not approved by the Tecmo board. The recording helped support Itagaki's claim that his special incentive bonus was approved by Tecmo's former president and the board of directors, and that the Yasuda knew this, contradicting himself.