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What is Nintendo's view on employee relations?

Nintendo is committed to creating and maintaining an environment where every employee has mutual respect for one another, and can take advantage of their strengths and 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 maintain employee well-being?

Our overseas subsidiaries take various measures to improve the work environment, promote work-life balance and maintain employee well-being through enhancing each individual system and carrying out various initiatives.

Nintendo of America offers the Wellness Connection program that supplies information about maintaining health, with regards to healthy eating and exercise programs. Nintendo of America continually 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 30 days of paid vacation (24 days for employment periods of fewer than 18 months), which is more than the legal requirement of 20 days per year, and has also adopted a flextime system.

Nintendo of Europe's UK branch 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 helps employees improve their health.

Also, we work to enhance systems that provide an environment where it is easy to raise children. For example, 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). This voucher is tax-exempt, and as a result, employees can receive tax reductions on income tax. Nintendo of Europe's UK branch has participated in this program since fiscal year 2008.

Nintendo Ibérica (Spain) implemented a childcare check system upon receiving a request from an employee. With this system, employees can opt to use their lunch subsidy on childcare.

Please refer to the Maximizing Our Employees' Strengths section of the CSR Report 2018 website for more details on improving work environments.

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