[WORLDKINGS] Top 100 founders of the companies over 100-years and still in business – P32 - Fusajirō Yamauchi (Japan): From toy store owner to founder Nintendo Company, Ltd, a famous Japanese video game manufacturer with 131 years of operation (1889)


(WorldKings.org) Fusajirō Yamauchi (November 22, 1859 – January 1, 1940) was a Japanese entrepreneur who founded Nintendo Co., Ltd, is a Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company headquartered in Kyoto.

Fusajiro Yamauchi was born on November 22, 1859 in Japan. He was a Japanese businessman who founded the company now known as Nintendo. Yamauchi lived in Kyoto, Japan and has a daughter, Tei Yamauchi who later married the president and the replacement of Fusajiro Yamauchi Sekiryo Kaneda. Fusajiro Yamauchi started his business under the name "Nintendo Koppai" in 1889, and its name was eventually changed to Nintendo.



At the end of the 19th century Japanese citizens almost fed up with the card game. Since in 1633 the Japanese government has put a ban on all foreign playing cards and games to try and prevent illegal gambling, and continues to do so with almost every other card games for 250 years.



Finally, a game developed by Nintendo called Hanafuda in Japan and are confident that the government will receive a card game using illustrations instead of numbers for gameplay. When it looked as though the game industry will decline and then a young entrepreneur, Fusajiro Yamauchi, come up with a new approach to improve the popular game. He's not just making a general illustration for use in the game, he will develop artwork unique crafts that will drive sales of the card game.



In 1889 he opened his first store Hanafuda card games, Nintendo Koppai, which will change the name only to Nintendo as the company grows and develops. Famous card game is starting to finally Yamauchi had to hire an assistant to help him.

Card Game Hanafuda growing rapidly in Japan, in addition Fusajiro Yamauchi In the mid-twentieth century, Nintendo tried several small specialized businesses, such as an inn hostel and a taxi company because the Japanese economy in crisis.



In 1929, at age 70, Fusajiro finally retired, leaving his company was continued by his children and grandchildren. For the next 11 years Fusajiro stay out of the gaming business until his death in 1940. Fusajiro will never know that the company he founded will evolve to blaze a new path to a different type of game for four decades later called the Nintendo Entertainment System.

According to biographyzone.blogspot

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