The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 upon the initiative of the 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.
Application Period is April 27, 2015 - June 12, 2015 and please go to the below website for further details.
International Manga Award website
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