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Shigeru Miyamoto
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Birth Date:November 16, 1952
Astrology Sign:Scorpio
Chinese Sign:Dragon - Yang
Birth Name:
Birth Place:Sonebe, Kyoto, Japan

Occupation:Japanese electronic game designer

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Shigeru Miyamoto

Biography:Shigeru Miyamoto (Miyamoto Shigeru, born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese electronic game designer. He is the creator of the Donkey Kong, Mario, Legend of Zelda, Nintendogs, and Pikmin video game series for Nintendo. He is widely considered to be the world's most celebrated game designers and is often called one of the fathers of modern video-gaming. His titles are characterized by refined control-mechanics and interactive worlds in which the players are encouraged to discover things for themselves, as well as basic storylines, which had been almost unheard of before he introduced one of the first, featuring Mario.

He is currently the Director and General Manager of Nintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development (EAD), the corporate sector of Nintendo of Japan. In 1998, Miyamoto became the first person to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.

Employed by Nintendo (then a toy/playing card company) as an artist, in 1980 he was given the task of designing one of their first coin-op arcade games. The resulting title Donkey Kong was a huge success and the game's lead character, Jump Man, later renamed Mario has become Nintendo's mascot. Miyamoto quickly became Nintendo's star producer designing many franchises for the company, most of which are still active and very well-regarded.

Shigeru Miyamoto has two children with his wife, Yasuko Miyamoto, who was general manager of Nintendo of Japan in 1977; both parents have worked for Nintendo, but neither of their children have expressed any desire to go into the family business.

Chinese Horoscope for Shigeru Miyamoto
Includes characteristics and Vices
Shigeru Miyamoto's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 27, 1952 - February 13, 1953
Birthday: November 16, 1952

The Dragon is a Yang,
and is the Fifth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Health

Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Shigeru Miyamoto's Personality Tarot Card Strength - Personality Card

Birthday: November 16, 1952

A time for self-awareness involving courage, strength, and determination.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Shigeru Miyamoto's Growth Tarot Card The Wheel of Fortune

Birthday: November 16, 2017

A new chapter is starting; problems are solved through changes in circumstances.




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