Today on November 3, the Japanese government's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced the recipients of the 2014 Autumn Conferment of Decorations. 64-year-old manga artist Keiko Takemiya is chosen as one of the 14 recipients of the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon. Hit the jump for more details.
Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun has announced the 2011 manga works nominated for its annual Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize. Asahi Shimbun describes the award as "honoring the late Osamu Tezuka, an artist who left an indelible mark on the nation's manga culture." It has been awarded annually since 1997. See the nominees after the jump.