Famous Japanese IT & Software Entrepreneurs

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 1 Satoru Iwata

Satoru Iwata
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Famous As: Former President & CEO of Nintendo
Birthdate: December 6, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sapporo
Died: July 11, 2015
Former Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata had started developing games while in school. He was the first Nintendo president not related to the Yamauchi family and revolutionized the gaming industry by focusing on a blue ocean strategy and introducing products such as the DS dual-screen console and targeting non-gamers.

 2 Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son
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Famous As: Founder of SoftBank
Birthdate: August 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Tosu, Saga Prefecture, Japan

Masayoshi Son is a Japanese technology entrepreneur, philanthropist, and investor. He is credited with founding SoftBank, a popular Japanese holding company, for which he also serves as the chief executive officer. One of the richest men in Japan, Son has pledged to donate $120 million to support the victims affected by the 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku.

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 3 Yusaku Maezawa

Yusaku Maezawa
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: November 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture

Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese art collector and entrepreneur. He is credited with founding Japan's largest online fashion store, Zozotown. He is also credited with founding Contemporary Art Foundation, which aims at supporting young artists. Yusaku Maezawa is one of the richest men in Japan.

 4 Hiroyuki Nishimura

Hiroyuki Nishimura
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Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: November 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sagamihara