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You Can Ask the Head of Nintendo Anything, and You Ask Him This?

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When Nintendo has a shareholder meeting, their shareholders can come in and ask just about anything. They're shareholders! Such is their right.


At the most recent meeting, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata was asked about all manner of things, from the Wii U's online plans to its multiplatform future.

But the most burning question of all was put forth by a grumpy shareholder who was pretty bummed out about the location of Nintendo's offices in Kyoto.

I got terribly lost coming here today. Every time I come here, I feel that you should take into consideration where many of the shareholders attending are coming from and that you may want to consider offering us some conveniences like a courtesy bus from JR Kyoto Station. As I feel this is rather an inconvenient place to visit by subway or by bus, I'd like you to consider more about this sort of thing than enriching the contents of the gifts you give to the attending shareholders.


Now this man has his priorities straight! Forget cool Nintendo swag, man, just give him a meeting place that isn't in the middle of nowhere.

Iwata, to his credit, is a gentleman about the question:

I understand your comment is that we should be aware that our headquarters is located in an inconvenient place and that therefore we should prioritize smoother arrivals of our shareholders by, for example, providing a shuttle bus over the gifts for the attending shareholders. We will consider your opinion in preparation for the future shareholders' meetings. Thank you.

Hopefully a shuttle will make Captain Grumpsalot happy.

The 72nd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders [Nintendo via GoNintendo]

(Top photo (not actually of a Nintendo shareholders' meeting) via Shutterstock)

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That response sounds like some kind of chat bot. It repeated the question and didn't directly answer it very well.