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The Eleventh Japan International MANGA Award Winner Announcement

December 14, 2017

1. The Japan International MANGA Award is given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to MANGA artists who have contributed to the promotion of MANGA culture overseas and international cultural exchanges through MANGA. This year marks its 11th anniversary and we have received 326 entries from 60 countries and regions.

2. Following the selection process carried out in cooperation with the Association of MANGA Publishers, and the Jury of the Award led by Ms. Machiko Satonaka (Manga artist), a total of 15 winners, including one Gold Award and three Silver Award winners were chosen (PDF)Open a New Window.

3. The ceremony for the eleventh Japan International MANGA Award will be held in Tokyo around February next year with the participation of the Gold and Silver winners.

4. Winners

(1) Gold Award
Title of Work: TWO ALDOS Artist: Mr. GUERRA DIAZ & Mr. PABLO GUERRA (Colombia)
(2) Silver Award
Title of Work: ONIBI
Artist: ATELIER SENTÔ (France)
Title of Work: Left Hand Vol.1
Artist: Ms. SALLY (Taiwan)

【Reference 1:Japan International MANGA Award
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs founded the Japan International MANGA Award in 2007 for the purpose of expanding international exchange and mutual understanding through world-famous MANGA culture.

This award aims to honor MANGA artists who contribute to the development of MANGA culture in the world.

【Reference 2:Application】
There were 326 entries from 60 countries and regions this year. Countries and regions with most entries are China (1st: 50 entries), Thailand (2nd: 25 entries), Taiwan (3rd: 23 entries).

【Reference 3:Members of the Jury of the Award】

Ms. Machiko SATONAKA, Manga artist 【chairperson】
Ms. Ban IPPONGI, Manga artist
Mr. Masafumi KUMATA, Publisher
Mr. Mitsuru MIURA, Manga artist
Mr. Kouichi YURI, Publisher

【Reference 4:Members of the Executive Committee of the Award】

Mr. Taro KONO, Minister for Foreign Affairs【chairman】
Ms. Saya SHIRAISHI, Professor emeritus, Tokyo University
Mr. Kotaro SUGIYAMA, President, LIGHTPUBLICITY Co. Ltd.,
Mr. Frederik L. Schodt, American translator, interpreter and writer
Mr. Kiyoshi YOKOTA, Executive Director, SHOGAKUKAN Co. Ltd.,
Mr. Hiroyasu ANDO, President, Japan Foundation

【Reference 5:Trophy】

Trophies of the Japan International MANGA Award have been designed by Mr. Taku SATO, a renowned graphic artist in Japan since the 1st International MANGA award.

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