The Eighth International MANGA Award

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On March 27, The Eighth International MANGA Award Executive Committee (Chairman : Mr.Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs) was held and decided to hold the Eighth International MANGA Award.

The Seventh International MANGA Award

http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/culture/exchange/pop/manga/

The Award’s entry acceptance schedule

(1) The application period: From Tuesday, April 15, to Saturday, May 31.
(2) The application should be sent to: Each of Japan’s diplomatic missions abroad (excluding permanent missions) or the post office box of the Eighth International MANGA Award

The application sheet

http://www.mofa.go.jp/p_pd/ca_opr/page22e_000345.html

The 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 exchange through MANGA. The award has been held every year since its establishment.

The best MANGA from among all of 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.