As can be seen from the fact that personnel expenses account for approximately 80% of development expenses, the game industry is not a labor-intensive industry but a knowledge-intensive industry, thus human resources are an extremely important management resource.
I recognize the importance of diversity for creating content that will resonate globally, thus Capcom promotes the retention and training of talented human resources without regard for gender or race. As I mentioned earlier, we have world-leading, cutting-edge development equipment enabling our talented workforce to fully demonstrate their abilities.
In terms of remuneration, in addition to a well-balanced salary system based on ability, we have also introduced incentives for each title and an assignment allowance system to increase motivation.
In addition, in the fiscal year ended March 2017, we established Capcom Juku for on-site childcare, to provide an environment for employees with children that allows them to work with peace of mind.
In my view, the most critical aspect of human resource development is providing an environment that enables employees to take on new challenges. The manager’s role is to push employees to take on one new challenge after another and to focus more on devising measures for the things that are not working rather than those that are. This enables employees to take on challenges without fear of failure, develop the world’s most entertaining games and create new businesses leading to a virtuous cycle of business opportunity creation.