International MANGA Award/日本国際漫画賞
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 the MANGA artists who are contributing to the development of MANGA culture in the world
The 13th Japan International MANGA Award Winners Announcement

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 13th MANGA Award we have received 345 entries from 66 countries and regions.


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


The ceremony for the 13th Japan International MANGA Award hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs will be held in Tokyo on February 18th with the participation of the Gold and Silver winners.

The Executive Committee of the Award

Mr.MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs

Ms.SHIRAISHI Saya, Professor emeritus, Tokyo University
Mr.Frederik L. SCHODT, American translator, interpreter and writer
Mr.YOKOTA Kiyoshi, Auditor, SHOGAKUKAN Co.Ltd.
Mr.ANDO Hiroyasu, Prsident, Japan Foundation

The Selection Committee of the Award

Ms.SATONAKA Machiko, Manga artist

Ms.IPPONGI Ban, Manga artist

Mr.KUMATA Masafumi, Publisher

Mr.FUJITA Tsutomu, former Publisher

Mr.MIURA Mitsuru, Manga artist