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What is Nintendo's view on employee relations?

Nintendo places great importance on mutual respect in the workplace, and is committed to creating and maintaining an environment where all employees can apply and develop their individual strengths in order to realize their maximum potential while, at the same time, working together as a part of a team.

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What kinds of measures are taken at the overseas subsidiaries to improve the work environment, promote work-life balance and employee well-being?

Our overseas subsidiaries take various measures to improve the work environment, promote work-life balance and employee well-being through enhancing support and leave systems.

Nintendo of America offers the Wellness Connection program that supplies information about healthy eating, diet and exercise programs. For the last seven years, the American Heart Association recognized Nintendo of America as a Start! Fit Friendly Company. The Start! Fit Friendly Companies Program recognizes employers that champion the health of their employees and work to create a culture of physical activity and health in the workplace. Nintendo of America organizes various events, such as fitness challenges and walking events, for employees and their families to raise health awareness.

Nintendo of Europe in Germany provides from 24 to 30 days of paid vacation, which is more than the legal requirement of 20 days per year, and has also adopted a flextime system. Nintendo of Europe also regularly provides employees with physical activities such as yoga and stretching classes during the lunch break or after work.

Nintendo UK, a branch of Nintendo of Europe, has been participating in a government-backed program called Ride2Work since October 2009. Ride2Work aims to encourage people to cycle instead of driving to work. The Ride2Work salary sacrifice program helps staff with the initial purchase of a bicycle by offering a tax incentive to participating employees. In addition, the program benefits the environment and also encourages employees to lead more active lifestyles.

A big issue for working parents is finding reliable and affordable day care for their children. In the UK, there is a program supported by the government through which employers can provide employees with a portion of their salary in the form of a "childcare voucher" (for example, to use for childcare facilities). Employees do not pay tax on this portion of their salaries. Nintendo of Europe's UK branch has participated in this program since fiscal year 2008.

Nintendo France encourages its employees to participate in the Charity Marathon to improve employees' health and also contribute to society. Every year, some Nintendo France employees join this event.

In order to support employees who use English at work, Nintendo France provides an English language program for employees. These weekly lessons not only contribute to work efficiency but also provide employees with a good opportunity to deepen communication with their peers.

Nintendo Australia organizes several events such as inviting employees' families to the office or the "Diversity Food Event" which aims to deepen understanding of cultural diversity in workplace.

Please refer to the Maximizing Our Employees' Strengths section of the CSR Report 2017 website for a more detailed explanation.

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How many employees work at the major overseas subsidiaries?

The number of employees at major overseas subsidiaries is as follows:

(As of the end of March 2017)

Male Female Total
Nintendo of America 811 465 1276
Nintendo of Canada 24 29 53
Nintendo Australia 34 35 69
Nintendo of Europe (Germany) 560 314 874
Nintendo France 30 19 49
Nintendo Ibérica (Spain/Portugal) 38 38 76
Nintendo Benelux (Netherlands/Belgium) 24 12 36
Nintendo of Europe's UK branch 22 12 34
Nintendo of Europe's Italy branch 15 20 35
Nintendo of Korea 9 9 18

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