Shigeru Miyamoto recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Culture for his merit
Shigeru Miyamoto was recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Culture for his merit for the country’s culture.
Recognized as one of the true legends of the video game industry, Miyamoto became the first video game figure to be recognized as a “Person of Cultural Merit” in Japan.
The creator of Super Mario received the distinction with his usual grace and says that he does nothing alone and can never forget his co-workers.
“I am grateful for the light placed on the video game genre,” said Miyamoto. “This is a job where you can’t do everything yourself.”
“The Legend of Zelda” is another of his contributions to Japanese culture and a testament to Miyamoto’s genius.
The game developed in Kyoto, Japan, has become a world class phenomenon and after 30 years it still stands as one of the most beloved intellectual properties in the industry.
At 66, Shigeru Miyamoto says he is not willing to retire, preferring to work to create smiles on people’s faces.
“I will continue to do everything I can to avoid retirement. I want to make people all over the world smile.”
For our part, we can only offer our congratulations to Shigeru Miyamoto, one of the most remarkable people in our lives as players, and also to the Japanese government for the recognition of this Nintendo genius.