This past Friday, Sega Sammy Holdings Inc., parent company of game publishers Sega Corporation and Sammy Corporation announced that Toshihiro Nagoshi will be stepping down from his current role as Chief Creative Officer for Sega, effective April 1st. Best known for his creation of and continued guiding hand behind the popular Ryu Ga Gotoku (a.k.a. Yakuza) franchise of games (where he has served as General Director, Executive Director and Producer), Nagoshi will still retain his current position as Creative Director of Sega (and assumedly, his position as General Director for Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio also).
With gaming roots that pre-date the Nintendo Game & Watch, Khari remains a young soul in an industry where he’s often the oldest in the room. Japan his second home, he makes the pilgrimage to gaming’s mecca, Akihabara, whenever possible.