Nintendo decides not to fire Nintendo Russia's Yasha Haddaji, instead offers 'stern warning'

Nintendo has decided not to fire head of its Russian division, Yasha Haddaji. You might remember that Mr. Haddaji was caught on a Nintendo Russia live-stream cursing to fellow employees, and calling them derogatory names as well. Many thought Haddaji sealed his fate with Nintendo on that day, and soon would be let go. That is not the case, and Nintendo has decided to offer Haddaji a 'stern warning.' You can check out Nintendo's full statement on the matter below.

"Nintendo initiated a thorough investigation into each of the allegations made against the General Manager of Nintendo Russia, Mr Yasha Haddaji, in November. While the results of the investigation acknowledge that Mr Haddaji's loss of temper on display in the video has at times also been observed in the office, none of the allegations of harassment brought forth in the wake of the video were substantiated by the investigation.

Mr Haddaji fully acknowledges that his conduct related to him losing his temper is a breach of our Code of Conduct, and expresses his remorse to all those affected by it. He has received a formal warning and has issued an apology letter to all Nintendo Russia employees.

Our top priority is to ensure a safe and supportive working environment for all employees. It's because of these values that we committed to a full and thorough investigation into each of the allegations against Mr Haddaji. Going forward, Nintendo of Europe will be providing more resources to Nintendo Russia to support their efforts to bring Nintendo products and experiences to Russian players.

We want to ensure that the conduct of all our employees is in line with Nintendo's company values, and we remain committed to upholding these standards in the future."

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up.

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Tue Jan 15 19 03:03pm
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I think the important thing here is that Nintendo is now officially aware of the outbursts that happened in 2017 and claim they are dedicated to supporting Russian Nintendo fans. I'd imagine Mr. Haddaji is now given a very close monitoring from both consumers and subordinates regarding both their communication to fans and internal conduct. There doesn't have to be a severe warning to create the solution, especially if Nintendo is acknowledging their faults in the market and promise to perform better at it.

In Mother Russia......... that's all I've got. From Russia with Love? 😜

Tue Jan 15 19 11:31pm
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Nintendo's not Russian to judgement.

On one hand, that guy deserves to get fired, but on the other hand, Nintendo has a big heart. He may not get any respect from his fans but let’s hope he tries to keep his cool.

Guess he must be really good at his job despite being a jerk ass or something.

Hmm... well it’s not like I remember Nintendo firing people for really dumb sensational things, so as long they give the little guy a break then I’m ok with this.

Guy better not screw up his second chance.

Oh those Russians, such scamps.

Wait, what? He’s not fired. But Sliggy assured us he would be right here in these forums...

Let's hope it's worth it.


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