Shigeru Miyamoto Named ‘Person of Cultural Merit’ in Japan

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Shigeru Miyamoto has become the first video game creator named a “Person of Cultural Merit” in Japan. The highest honor in the creative field and official award is bestowed upon people who have made significant strides and developments to Japanese culture. The official ceremony will take place on November 5th.

Of course, we all know Miyamoto for his role in the creation of many legendary Nintendo franchises: Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, F-Zero, and Star Fox. 

On receiving the award Miyamoto stated, “We will continue to do everything we can to avoid retirement. We want to make people around the world smile…I will never forget to thank my colleagues [at Nintendo]…I can’t do anything alone.”

It’s always a treat to see someone as special as Miyamoto, in and out of the gaming industry, to be recognized with something so significant, and we can’t think of a better person to win.

Congratulations, Miyamoto-san!

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