The Ninth International MANGA Award
1. On April 24, the Ninth International MANGA Award Executive Committee (Chairman: Mr.Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs) decided to hold the Ninth International MANGA Award.
2. The Application period is from Monday, April 27, to Friday, June 12. Applications should be sent to Japan’s diplomatic missions abroad (excluding permanent missions) or the post office box of the Ninth International MANGA Award. For the details, please refer to the Guidelines for Application (PDF).
3. The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 upon the initiative of the then-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Taro Aso with the aim of awarding MANGA creators who contribute to the spread of MANGA culture overseas and international cultural exchange through MANGA. The award has been held every year since its establishment.
4. The best MANGA among the submitted works will be awarded the Gold Award. The next three best MANGA shall receive the Silver Award. Recipients will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony. During the stay in Japan, they will also exchange opinions with Japanese MANGA creators, make an excursion and visit publishing companies and other places.