Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, dies of cancer at 55

Jul 13, 2015

Satoru Iwata, Nintendo CEO, dies of cancer at 55

Nintendo said Monday that its chief executive, Satoru Iwata, has died of bile duct cancer at the age of 55, several months after he abandoned the Japanese video game giant’s consoles-only policy. In a brief statement, the Kyoto-based firm said Iwata passed away on ...

Printing firm workers to get cancer payout

Mar 28, 2013

Printing firm workers to get cancer payout

The Osaka arm of the labor ministry said Wednesday that 16 current and former employees of a printing company are eligible for workers’ compensation on the grounds that they contracted bile duct cancer while on the job. It is the first decision of its ...

Mar 15, 2013

Ministry: Bile duct cancers work-related

The health ministry said Thursday it will approve applications for compensation on behalf of 16 people who say they developed bile duct cancer while working for a printer in Osaka. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry instructed the Osaka Labor Bureau to approve the ...