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Yu Suzuki (鈴木 裕 Suzuki Yū , born June 10, 1958) )is a famous Japanese game designer. He was born in 1958. For most of his life, he has worked for Sega. Some people say he is as famous as Shigeru Miyamoto. Suzuki made games like Hang-On and Virtua Fighter and Shenmue. He was person #6 who was added to the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.
Both of Suzuki's parents were school teachers. When Suzuki was growing up, he wanted to be a dentist. But he could not pass the test, so he decided to study computers instead. In 1983 he started working at Sega. In 1993 he wrote a famous game called Virtua Fighter. It was so famous, that it was added to the Smithsonian museum in Washington DC, as an example of an important game.