Honmono

Genuine Goods (Manga)

Author(s): Emiko Iwasaki | Publication year: 2011

This manga is the result of the Real Manga Competition held in Japan from August 3 to October 15, 2010. The competition was organized by the Japan Office of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), co-sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan Patent Office, and supported by Kadokawa Group Publishing. The objective of the competition was to find a Japanese artist for the creation of a manga to increase awareness of the health and safety risks of counterfeit products.

Manga in South-East Asian languages

In order to make the WIPO Manga available to as many people as possible, it was translated into numerous South-East Asian languages, in addition to the versions in Japanese and the six UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish). Translations were carried out with the support of Japan FIT/IP – Asia-Pacific.

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