Friday, December 09, 2011

WIPO's new manga

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently published a slim manga volume, Honmono, by Emiko Iwasaki. Its creation is the result of a competition in Japan:
During the summer of 2010, the WIPO Japan Office organized the Real Manga Competition. The competition was sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan and the Japan Patent Office (JPO), and supported by Kadokawa Shoten Publishing.
The competition invited Japanese manga artists to create an original work highlighting the health and safety risks associated with purchasing counterfeit products. Entrants were required to submit original artwork, a storyline and characters to explain the health and safety risks related to counterfeit products.
We received a print copy at the library as it was included with the October 2011 issue of WIPO Magazine. But you can download a PDF version for free from WIPO:

(And yes, it's as didactic as you'd expect...)

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