Nintendo’s senior managing director and representative director Genyo Takeda delivered his eulogy for Satoru Iwata at a funeral service held today, the late president having sadly passed away earlier this week.
Within, Takeda shared how he had been struck by Iwata’s compassion for people and the level of interaction he maintained with everyone at Nintendo. Those that had once looked to Iwata for guidance may no longer be able to do so, but Takeda is sure that they had will now have the determination to learn from their own experiences.
But what was most significantly poignant was Takeda’s discussion around the seeds that Iwata had already planted, and how they would soon “put forth small flowers” that, in bringing smiles to people around the world, will eventually “blossom into a grand flower.”
Nintendo’s complete translated transcript is below: