Ghibli fans !! Let’s give the People's Honor Award to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli !!
  • Petitioning Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe

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Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe

Ghibli fans !! Let’s give the People's Honor Award to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli !!

    1. Petition by

      Satoshi Nakago / Founder of ジブリまみれ・STUDIO GHIBLI LOVERS

This year, Studio Ghibli released a new animation called “The Wind Rises” and it’s become the talk of the town in Japan. This is not only because it’s a brilliant piece of animation but also because it is the last work created by Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest animation directors in the world. He is now 72 years old.

Ghibli movies are loved by people everywhere. Many have won awards, especially the most famous one ‘’Spirited Away’’, which won a Golden Bear and an Oscar in 2002.

I am also big Ghibli lover. One year ago, I started fan website and Facebook page “Studio Ghibli Lovers” and have been posting and tweeting every day. Now I got 12,000 Likes and connect with Ghibli fans from all over the world.

Showing appreciation to Studio Ghibli, who gave me and other people so much hope, has become my huge dream.

Fortunately, in Japan we have an award for the people who have done extreme achievements in their careers and have been respected by Japanese people and brought honor to our country.

“People’s Honor Award” is one of the treasured commendations bestowed by the Prime Minister of Japan. This award covers many areas, previously won by the likes of amazing women’s soccer team Nadeshiko Japan who won World Cup and legendary film director Akira Kurosawa.

If we fans voice our support to the government and show Ghibli brought much honor to our country, I believe there is a possibility of winning the award !!!

In Japan, there is a word “ongaeshi”, which means giving back.

This is my way of ongaeshi. In thanks to Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli team's great efforts in these animations for many decades, please do help me in offering them the “People’s Honor Award” !

Arigato ! (Thank you in Japanese)

Sincerely,

Satoshi Nakago / Founder of Studio Ghibli Lovers

 

【Support Documentation】

People's Honor Award in Japan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People's_Honour_Award 
People's Honour Award (国民栄誉賞 Kokumin Eiyoshō) is one of the commendations bestowed by the Prime Minister of Japan. The award is not restricted to Japanese nationals and was created in 1977.

The discription of People’s Honor Award by Cabinet Office, Government of Japan: http://www.cao.go.jp/others/jinji/kokumineiyosho/ (In Japanese)
There is no strict process for nomination.

Why do I actually want to offer the award not only for Hayao Miyazaki individually but all Studio Ghibli workers?
Making animation movie is team effort. For this award, I want to thank all of those people who have created Ghibli animations. There are many staffs supporting the productions and are talented workers such as illustrators, editors, producers.

What is Studio Ghibli Lovers?
After graduating university, I realize my love of Ghibli was all that was left. So I started running a fan website called “Ghibli Lovers” and also created a Facebook page of it. I’ve been posting Ghibli information on my site, Facebook, and Twitter every day, and now I got 12,000 likes on the site !!
It has been one year now, and this is my next big project. I hope you can support !!

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To:
Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe
Director Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli team have brought great honor to Japan through their animation movies. Please honor them with the People's Honor Award.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 1,500 signatures
    2. Reached more than 1,000 signatures in just two days!

      A big thank you to everybody.
      Thanks also for the comments and support.
      This means a lot to me.
      Let's keep this going and aim for 10,000 signitures!
      Please support me by clicking "share" (^o^)
      I appreciate your continuous support!
      Satoshi Nakago
      https://www.facebook.com/StudioGhibliLovers.Ghiblimamire

    3. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Mario Athanasiou GREECE, GREECE
      • about 1 month ago

      For Studio Ghibli

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    • Eriko Navratil REDONDO BEACH, CA
      • 4 months ago

      I am a fan of Miyazaki Hayaosan, he is a legend. He brings hope and dreams to us.

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    • Aleksey Slavutskiy Краматорск, UKRAINE
      • 6 months ago

      Hayao Miyazaki - one of the greatest animation directors in the world.

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    • Maxim Gruzdev Самара, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 6 months ago

      Ghibli lover

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    • Tatiana Titova IRKUTSK, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
      • 6 months ago

      Because Hayao Miyazaki is one of my beloved animation director. I think (I am sure) he is genius.He made so many masterpieces

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