A few parting thoughts as I head back to the U.S. Plus, some articles you might have missed.
Japan's retro shop has faded from its previous glory, but it still has an important role to play.
Freedom is Platinum's watchword as the studio deals with the harsh forces of independent game development.
Yoot Saito and Kenichi Nishi have been independent longer than pretty much anyone else, and both have new projects underway.
Want to know the origin story of Unity Japan's anime mascot? We read the comic.
Yep, VR is just as big a draw in Japan as it is anywhere else.
Why we want to play these gems by Onion Games in English.
A deep love for the original Wonder Boy III pushes a small group of developers to go above and beyond.
We're in Kyoto to cover BitSummit! But what is BitSummit? Here's what you should know.