The Japanese mangaka Takehiko Inoue, the treasurable man behind the story of Vagabond, has been awarded the Japanese Medal of Honour with Dark Blue Ribbon. The prized possession is given to those passionate patriots who have been more than good-natured to donate over 5,000,000 Japanese yen to the government institutions. Inoue has made his charitable act through the hometown tax system contribution. The Medal has been awarded by the author’s hometown Isa, Kagoshima Prefecture this Friday.
The absolute and accurate amount of the continution hasn’t been officially disclosed and it will probably stay that way. However, who cares about that? After all, this is one huge sum to go for the children and the promotion of youth health in Isa, which is what the aim and wish of the popular mangaka was.
Congrats to Isa city for the huge continution they have received! We hope that Takehiko Inoue will continue to makes us all happy with his truly amazing works (mainly, but not limited to Vagabond, which by the way, will be returning!!!).
Source: Yomiuri Shimbun
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