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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs founded the International MANGA Award in 2007 for the purpose of expanding international exchange and mutual understanding through the MANGA culture which is widely accepted around the world.

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

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The 14th Japan International MANGA Award

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. For 14th MANGA Award, we have received 383 entries from 61 countries and regions.

Following the screening process carried out in cooperation with the Association of MANGA Publishers, the Selection Committee of the Award, led by Ms. SATONAKA Machiko (Manga artist), chose a total of 15 winners, including one Gold Award and three Silver Award winners.

The Executive Committee of the Award

Chairman
Mr.MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Members
  • Ms.SHIRAISHI Saya, Professor emeritus, Tokyo University
  • Mr.SUGIYAMA Kotaro, President, LIGHTPUBLICITY Co.Ltd.
  • Mr.Frederik L. SCHODT, American translator, interpreter and writer
  • Mr.YOKOTA Kiyoshi, Auditor, SHOGAKUKAN Co.Ltd.
  • Mr.UMEMOTO Kazuyoshi, President, Japan Foundation

The Selection Committee of the Award

Chairperson
Ms.SATONAKA Machiko, Manga artist
Members
  • Mr.AKAMATSU Ken, Manga artist
  • Ms.NAGANO Noriko , Manga artist
  • Mr.FUJITA Tsutomu, former Publisher
  • Mr.YOSHITOME Hiroyuki, former Publisher
  • INTRANSEXTELLAR ©2019 Jimi Macías. Bang Ediciones.
  • The Umbrella ©Beijing Gookee Information Technology Co., Ltd
  • Fujie and Mikito ©Yuri Andrey, Marcelo Costa, Editora Mino
  • A graphic novel adaptation by Ruan Guang-Min of selected stories from THE ILLUSIONIST ON THE SKYWALK AND OTHER STORIES by Wu Ming-Yi ©Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd.
  • THE MUSE (c)2017 ZIDROU - ORIOL - DARGAUD - BENELUX (DARGAUD-LOMBARD S.A.)
  • Funeral director ©Gaea Books,Co.,Ltd.
  • Nina in the underworld: rat is cat to rat ©Pedro Sotto
  • NANHAO AND SHANGFENG ©HANGZHOU MOSSPACA TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD
  • TWO ALDOS  (c)henry diaz, PABLO GUERRA
  • THE MASTER OF ARM @DARGAUD BENELUX 2015(c)2021 DORISON - PARNOTTE - DARGAUD BENELUX(Dargaud Lombard s.a.)
  • Piece of Mind ©Guy Lenman  Nimrod Frydman
  • Yang Hao and his four compositions
  • Funeral director ©Gaea Books,Co.,Ltd.
  • Paris (c)George Alexopoulus
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