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May 18, 2020
(image) Application Guideline for the International Japan MANGA Award Has Been Revised

The application guidelines for the International Japan MANGA Award have been revised (PDF format submissions are now being accepted). The application period for the 14th Japan International MANGA Award is from April 6th 2020 to June 19th 2020.

Electronic submissions are only accepted in PDF format. Regarding the PDF submission, please contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate in the country or region in which you reside. Here is the link to the website that contains information about Japanese Embassies and Consulates. We are looking forward to receiving submissions.

The Japan International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 upon the initiative of then Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. ASO Taro, with the aim of awarding MANGA creators who contribute to the spread of MANGA culture overseas and international cultural exchanges through MANGA. The Award has been presented every year since then.

Among entries, the gold Award will be given to the best work and the Silver Awards to three other excellent works. The awardees will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony. During their stay in Japan (approximately for 10 days), they will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas with Japanese MANGA creators, visit publishing companies and make an excursion to local sites.

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