Mr. Shibata made an appearance at the "Nintendo Show", Nintendo Europe's ECTS 2001 pre-show. Other than that, little is known about this perhaps shy, perhaps busy man.
Satoru Shibata was formerly president of Nintendo Australia. When Shigeru Ota left his position of 10 years as president of Nintendo's European subsidiary in August of 2000, Shibata was named his successor.
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