Earlier today, we noted that Shigeru Miyamoto was honored in Japan with the title of “Person of Cultural Merit,” which is officially recognized by the Japanese government. It's certainly a lofty title to hold, and Miyamoto recognizes that. See what he had to say about the honor below.
“I’m thankful that light is being shined upon the medium of games. This is a job where you cannot do anything by yourself. I’m going to do my best to keep doing new things so I don’t get asked if I’m about to retire. I want people all over the world to smile.”
Fellow game dev Yuji Naka took to Twitter to congratulate Miyamoto on the honor as well.
“Congratulations. This is a first for the games industry, right? I’m really glad that people from the games industry are chosen now.”