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The Thirteenth Japan International MANGA Award

April 9, 2019

1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan will launch the Thirteenth Japan International MANGA Award and begin to accept entries for it.

2. Entries will be accepted as follows:

(1) From Monday, April 8th to Friday, June 14th 2019.

(2) Entries need to be sent to Japanese diplomatic missions abroad (excluding permanent missions) or the P.O. Box of the Thirteenth Japan International MANGA Award.

3. The Japan International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 upon the initiative of 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 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 10 days trip), 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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