040314 GTR_Konami Gaming Logo_300Mitsuhiro Miyazaki has been promoted to the position of senior director, international games R&D for Konami Gaming. Miyazaki brings more than 20 years of engineering experience to this new role, in which he will be responsible for strategically developing innovative new products for Konami’s international gaming markets.

In this new role, Miyazaki will continue to report to Yuji Taniguchi, vice president, games R&D at Konami. Taniguchi and Miyazaki will work together to collaborate with Konami’s global product development teams in the United States, Australia and Japan.

Miyazaki will oversee an expanding international games R&D team that will focus on developing superior and unique products for distribution in established and emerging international markets. His team of dedicated engineers will handle software and hardware engineering, game development, sound and glass design, as well as patent and trademark management.

Miyazaki’s background includes a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Osaka University in Osaka, Japan, a Master of Science in Engineering from Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., and a Masters in Business Administration from TiasNimbas University in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He held numerous engineering roles at Hitachi, Ltd. and Renesas Technology Corporation before joining Konami. Miyazaki has extensive experience in market development engineering roles during his six year tenure with Konami.