The Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs announced on March 13 the recipients of the Minister of Education Award for Fine Arts for the year 2013. 34-year-old popular anime voice actress/singer Nana Mizuki is one of the 11 winners of the new face award. More information after the jump.
The Japanese Government's Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications launched its official ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Twitter account on January 28, then revealed its original moe mascot characters two weeks later on February 10. Check the visuals after the jump.
Motohisa Furukawa, Minister of the Cabinet Secretariat's National Policy Unit, presented letters of appreciation to 63 internationally active Japanese individuals at Foreign Press Center in Tokyo on September 18. One of the receivers was multi award-winning anime director Makoto Shinkai. Check the video of the ceremony conducted in English after the jump!