Japan’s ‘Manga Award’ invites Vietnamese artists

The Embassy and the Consulate-General of Japan in Vietnam have launched the 5th International Manga Award for the promotion of MANGA overseas.

The Manga competition aims to introduce Japanese pop culture and promote an understanding of Japan in Vietnamese people. It also honors MANGA artists who have contributed to the promotion of MANGA across the globe.

The organizers will award one golden prize and three silver prizes. The winners will have a chance to travel to Japan for the awards ceremony. They will also hold meetings with Japanese MANGA artists and visit some publishing companies in Japan.

Participating contestants can visit the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam, 27 Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi; or log into www.jpf.org.vn for more information and conditions for entry.

Submissions must be sent before 31 August 2011.

By Kim Khanh

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