Kitakyushu Ken was born under the name Ken Oyama. He was born in none other than Kitakyushu (a city in northern Kyushu, thus the name of the city as Kitakyushu). His goal in life was to be a video game tester for Nintendo Headquarters in Kyoto, but his parents wanted him to be a dentist. Instead, he decided to go with his career path to Kyoto. Here is the Kitakyushu Ken Story.
In school, Ken did well in everything but human science. In human science, eh thought he was at a dental school, even though other things were mentioned (not told here, it is off topic). When his parents saw the report card that year, they stated "Ken Oyama, you will make a game about being a dentist since you don't want to be one. This will be the first part of your carrer." Ken had two choices, live and do as said, or live, run away from his parents, and change his name. He decided to live upon the second choice, thus the name Kitakyushu Ken (Ken is a common name there) and got a job at McDonalds. His parents never went to a burger joint (except for Mos-Burger), so he thought McDonalds was a safe haven, when one day, he saw his parents, he decided to hide in the restroom until closing time. He ended up getting fired and had no choice, but to travel to Kyoto and find Nintendo. Nintendo happily accepted Ken and now you might see him testing new video games (if you are lucky). He did make the dentist game, but he secretly sold it to North American markets.
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