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Latino Award Japan 2020 - Takehiko Inoue

Muraki LTD, the Cuervo y Sobrinos distributor in Japan, presented the Latino Award Japan to the manga artist Mr. Takehiko Inoue on November 16, 2020, in Tokyo.

Mr. Inoue received the award during the opening reception for the two art exhibitions "Takehiko Inoue and Gaudi’s Barcelona" and "Javier Mariscal and the History of Havana".

The event took place at the Spanish Embassy and was attended by the Spanish and Cuban ambassadors. Muraki was honored to present the Latino Award Japan to Mr. Inoue who is renowned not only for his international hit series "Slam Dunk", "Vagabond", and "Real" but also for his outstanding passion and talent for a variety of activities beyond the realm of manga.

Mr. Inoue expressed great pleasure and excitement to be part of Cuervo y Sobrinos. Born in Havana in 1882, the brand takes pride in its Latin heritage and honors Latinos who have excelled in their respective fields.

The Latino Award Internacional was established in 2003, and since 2007 – the 125th anniversary of Cuervo y Sobrinos – the Latino Award Japan has been presented to individuals who are active in Japan and have a passionate heart and expression appropriate for Latino culture.

To date, the Latino Award Internacional was presented to several famous personalities including Andy Garcia, Antonio Banderas and Carlos Acosta. The Latino Award Japan was presented to illustrious sportsmen and actors such as Shingo Katayama, Junichi Ishida, Hideaki Ito, Masahiro Tanaka, and Koshiro Matsumoto.