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Tomohiro Kawase is a programmer at Nintendo in their Platform Technology Development Division. During the Nintendo 64 era, Kawase programmed the first two Pokémon Stadium games as well as Dōbutsu no Mori, later released internationally as Animal Crossing. In 2002, Kawase was a connectivity programmer for Metroid Prime alongside Hideaki Shimizu. They both programmed the connectivity feature between Prime and Metroid Fusion that unlocks the Fusion Suit and Metroid for use in Prime. Both Shimizu and Kawase were also programmers for Metroid: Zero Mission. Kawase's last credit to date is Wii Music in 2008.