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Satoru Iwata’s funeral attended by thousands of people

Posted on July 17, 2015 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Funeral services for Satoru Iwata have been held for the past couple of days in Japan. According to The Wall Street Journal, they were attended by thousands of people.

Here’s a look at the site’s report:

Thousands of admirers and business associates gathered in Kyoto to say a final farewell to Satoru Iwata, the Nintendo Co. president who died of cancer on Saturday at age 55.

The Kyoto-based company held two days of funeral services for Mr. Iwata according to Japanese custom. At a temple, people wearing black and carrying umbrellas because of a nearby typhoon lined up to pass his coffin. Some even carried a Nintendo 3DS handheld game machine, which was introduced by Mr. Iwata.

Nintendo said more than 2,600 people attended in the first day, and 1,500 came on the second day.

Delivering a eulogy Friday, Mr. Takeda said that he and Mr. Miyamoto would strive to complete the work that Mr. Iwata started. Mr. Takeda said the seeds that Mr. Iwata planted would one day grow into flowers “that will make people around the world smile.”

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