Tatsumi Kimishima

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Tatsumi Kimishima

Tatsumi Kimishima (Japanese: 君島 達己) is the president of The Pokémon Company and the former CEO and chairman of Nintendo of America from January 2002 until May 2006, his successor being Reggie Fils-Aime.


Sanwa Bank of Japan

Kimishima once worked for the Sanwa Bank of Japan for 27 years and dealt with corporate planning, international business development, corporate communications and promotions.


  • San Francisco, California
  • Los Angeles, California
  • New York, New York
  • Central America
  • Caribbean


The Pokémon Company inc.

Kimishima was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2000.

Pokémon USA inc.

One year after being appointed CFO, he was appointed president.

Nintendo of America

Following the retirement of Minoru Arakawa, Kimishima took over as president of Nintendo of America. According to Nintendo he was "responsible for all of Nintendo's operations in North America and Latin America."[citation needed]


Kimishima is married and has two daughters. One lives in New York and the other works at the Japan Credit Bureau.

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