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Japan's Association of Media in Digital (AMD) has announced on Monday that the Mikunopolis concert held at last year's Anime Expo and the film adaptation of Mitsurou Kubo's Moteki manga are among the nine winners of this year's Awards of Excellence in the 17th Annual AMD Awards. The awards honor digital media content and services that best use the latest technology in Japan in 2011. The winners will next compete for the Digital Contents of the Year grand prize and AMD Chairman's Award, which will be presented in a ceremony in Tokyo on March 19.
The following were awarded the Award of Excellence:
In addition to the Awards of Excellence, Toshiyuki Inoko earned the Naomi Enami Newcomer's Award for his leadership of Team Lab, the group responsible for the production of pop group Arashi's performance at last year's Kōhaku Uta Gassen broadcast. The Brasil Gifu Tabunka Kyousei (Multicultural Relations) Project developed by Ubusuna, Inc. received this year's Regional Award.