From among the different clauses that may be in a contract, It is possible that one of the strangest is the one that has been leaked from Nintendo, as they seem to be concerned with the relationships that their partners may have.
This has been seen in the document that the video game company signs with its “content providers” in Japan, whether they are developers, publishers, distributors … Any Japanese partner with whom they sign is made to accept a clause that prevents having a relationship with boryokudan, a term they use to refer to criminal groups like the Yakuza.
Nintendo asks the other party to confirm that they have no contact with the Japanese mafia, either because a worker is part from one of these groups, have obtained funding thanks to them or intervene in the activity of the company.
Nintendo went a little wild with the redactions in the contract we mention in the newsletter. The only page that wasn’t marked up is the one where devs/pubs have to confirm that they’re not tied to the Yakuza pic.twitter.com/0K6A7RGLeA
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) May 3, 2021
In this way, the video game company makes sure not to sign anything with any company that employs any method that may be fraudulent, contain violence or falsehoods. In the event of non-compliance, Nintendo reserves the right to break the contract.