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Fans praised Nintendo for following up one of the best open-world games ever made with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a worthy sequel that introduced enough new mechanics to keep the experience fresh for players new and old alike.
CULTURE / 2023 in Review
Dec 22, 2023
Zelda was a gem among many in a crowning year for gaming
Japanese studios’ hits included: Street Fighter 6, remakes of Metroid Prime and Resident Evil 4, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder, to name a few.
A still from The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
PODCAST / deep dive
Dec 14, 2023
Big in Japan 2023: Anime, Murakami and The Legend of Zelda
Our guests tell us why anime dominated in 2023, which books stood out among a lackluster crowd and why the Zelda franchise is experiencing a renaissance.
After years of pining, gamers are finally getting the live-action Zelda movie they've always wanted.
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Nov 8, 2023
A live-action Legend of Zelda movie is in development
A live-action Zelda movie has been a holy grail of video game adaptations for decades, and now that day has come.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / Reviews
May 18, 2023
Tears of the Kingdom soars thanks to its journey, not its destination
The latest Zelda release emulates 2017’s Breath of the Wild in many ways, but that doesn’t mean it lives entirely in its shadow.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
May 12, 2023
‘Zelda holiday’: Tears of the Kingdom is a blitz of merch and exploration
The latest entry to the venerable Zelda franchise has bigger shoes to fill than any game in the series before it.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 6, 2023
How the Legend of Zelda changed the game
More than 6 million people watched the preview for hints about the next video game in Nintendo’s beloved Legend of Zelda franchise. Millions more are expected to play it.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Apr 22, 2023
Zelda and legal battles show Nintendo's dueling gaming ‘freedoms’
Tears of the Kingdom releases in three weeks, but one of Nintendo's biggest targets in the fight against piracy was released from prison first.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Sep 26, 2015
Good things come in threes
Veni, vidi — Vita!
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Mar 27, 2015
Limited editions to keep you ahead of the game
Build up your character
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Sep 26, 2014
The New Nintendo 3DS, plus scary games to get you ready for Halloween
The new New Nintendo
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Jul 25, 2014
New games to keep you occupied in the summer
These warriors rule
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Dec 23, 2013
Playing with puppets, a Link adventure and hardware envy
Popular manga-turned-anime (and game) 'Attack on Titan' is now assailing fashion.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan