Each year, the Japanese government honours people for their important cultural contributions. Included in this year’s Person of Cultural Merit honorees is Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto. Congrats!
Those awarded the merit come from a variety of fields including the arts, music, science, and academia. Twenty individuals were named as Person of Cultural Merit recipients, including Miyamoto.
Previous honorees include Shigeru Mizuki of GeGeGe no Kitaro fame in 2010 and Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki in 2012.