On December 6, 2019 (Fri), animation director / animation original creator Yoshiyuki Tomino attended the first year of Reiwa Commissioner for Cultural Affairs awards ceremony.
The commendation from the Commissioner for Cultural Affairs is awarded to people and organizations for excellence in promoting Japanese culture, as well as Japanese culture overseas, and those who have contributed to the exchange of international culture. Experts select candidates at the Agency for Culture Affairs Commissioner's Commendation Selection Council, and the Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs determines the final recipients.
In the first year of Reiwa, there are 74 recipients including director Tomino and mangaka Rumiko Takahashi.
Director Tomino was awarded for "his many years as an animation director of numerous excellent works, and striving to train the next generations, he has made great contributions to Japanese art and culture."
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