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Nintendo tends to innovate and take unconventional product development routes, producing both great successes, like its Switch console, and spectacular failures.
COMMENTARY / Japan
May 10, 2024
Nintendo needs to 'switch' its next console up
The Kyoto firm has been coy about what will come after the highly successful Switch console, but it needs to step up its game and learn from past mistakes.
Nintendo's popular video game character Super Mario will return to the big screen in April 2026.
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 11, 2024
Nintendo announces new 'Super Mario' movie
The video game company will partner with animation studio Illumination again for the animated feature scheduled for an April 2026 release.
From movies, anime, manga and even to sports stars, 2023 was a year where global audiences demonstrated their increasing fondness for Japanese soft power.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 27, 2023
From Godzilla to Shohei: Japan's soft power had a big year
Little by little, Japan is getting better at pitching its copious wares overseas, and 2023 proved that.
While Hayao Miyazaki’s return to filmmaking, “The Boy and the Heron,” did not attain the ¥10 billion milestone that the beloved animator’s movies had once routinely surpassed, it debuted at the top of the North American box office and became the first original anime film to lead the box office in the United States and Canada.
CULTURE / Film / 2023 in Review
Dec 15, 2023
Japan’s auteurs and anime triumphed in 2023
From Hayao Miyazaki's “The Boy and the Heron” to Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Monster,” the box-office hits kept coming.
Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo star as Mario and Luigi in 1993’s “Super Mario Bros.,” the first big-budget, big-screen attempt at a video game adaptation.
CULTURE / Film
Sep 13, 2023
The critics were wrong. The ’90s ‘Super Mario’ flick is awesome.
On the film’s 30th anniversary, the box-office bomb is back in Japanese cinemas for a limited time with a new 4K remaster.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 30, 2023
Super Mario creator says new movie humanizes popular game character
'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' is expected to become the first film this year to gross $1 billion at the global box office, according to U.S. media.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 14, 2023
Super Mario music to be archived by U.S. Library of Congress
Its inclusion marks the first time for video game music to join the registry and is one of the few pieces in the registry created by a Japanese composer. 
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Apr 12, 2023
Move over 'Minions,' it’s Mario time at the movies
The iconic plumber Mario is set to make more at the box office than any animated movie. But don’t expect a Nintendo Cinematic Universe just yet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 11, 2023
'Super Mario Bros. Movie' success gives boost to Nintendo's IP push
The much-anticipated movie has made a record-breaking debut at the box office.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Apr 3, 2023
Super Mario: Nintendo's decades of star power
The pint-sized plumber has enjoyed 40 years of extraordinary popularity that has transformed the character into a truly global icon.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 10, 2022
Nintendo unveils official store in Osaka before Friday's opening
Run directly by the company, Nintendo Osaka is located on the 13th floor of Daimaru department store in the major commercial district of Umeda.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Sep 12, 2021
What makes virtual fashion shows work? Clever videos certainly help
With even big-name houses struggling for views, brands that abandoned the typical film format found the most success.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 12, 2021
Mama Mia: Super Mario 64 game rides wave of nostalgia, fetching record $1.56 million
The sale reportedly broke the previous record set Friday of $870,000 for a sealed copy of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 7, 2021
Secret Nintendo cafe in Tokyo opens doors to the public
The establishment named 84 is the brainchild of Toru Hashimoto, who initially conceived it as a sanctuary for game developers to nerd out and relax in.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 14, 2021
Surging virus cases in Japan tanks Nintendo theme park opening
The facility won't open on Feb. 4 as planned, and has been put on indefinite hiatus in accordance with the government's urging to restrict non-essential travel and activities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 15, 2020
Universal Studios Japan unveils Mario-themed cafe ahead of opening
Universal Studios Japan in Osaka unveiled to the media a cafe and store based on Nintendo Co.'s popular Super Mario Bros. game series Thursday, the day before its grand opening.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 8, 2020
Universal Studios Japan to open Nintendo-themed area next spring
Super Nintendo World was initially slated to open in tandem with the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Jun 30, 2019
Summer sequels for game favorites
Build your own Super Mario empire, get back into Yo-Kai Watch and reminisce with Samurai Spirits
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
May 24, 2019
Mario Kart Tour could be the monster mobile hit that Japan gaming giant Nintendo needs
More than four years after a much-ballyhooed entry into mobile gaming, industry giant Nintendo Co. remains bereft of a monster smartphone hit. But the wait may finally be over.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Feb 3, 2019
The first of 2019's resurrections
'Super Mario' introduces Peachette; 'Biohazard'/'Resident Evil' rises again in an even scarier form; and 'Catherine' gets fleshed out.

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