Nakamura founded Nakamura Manufacturing, which would be renamed Namco in 1977. He became president of the company in 2002, and became senior advisor of Bandai Namco Holdings, holding an honorary position until his death. In 2007, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun for his achievements in the industry. Bandai Namco announced that he passed away on January 22, but gave no details, citing his family's wishes. You will be missed.