The winners of this year’s awards, which present and promote Japanese content selected by Mipcom buyers, were TV Tokyo’s Harrasment Games (Grand Prix) and Kansai TV’s The Secrets (Honorable Mention).

As part of Mipcom Online+, the organization revealed the winners of the Mipcom Buyers’ Awards for Japanese drama 2020, held in partnership with the Bureau of International Drama Festival in Tokyo.

The Mipcom Buyers’ Awards is specifically dedicated to presenting and promoting Japanese content selected by Mipcom Buyers.

The winning programmes are:

Mipcom Buyers’ Award for the Grand Prix

Title: Harassment Games
Production / Distribution: TV TOKYO Corporation
Country: Japan

Mipcom Buyers’ Award for the Honorable Mention

Title: The Secrets
Production / Distribution: Kansai Television Co. Ltd.
Country: Japan

Mipcom Buyers’ Award for Japanese Drama was founded in 2009 in collaboration with Mipcom. Since then, it has been held annually as an official Mipcom event.

The awards recognise exceptional Japanese dramas as selected by European, American, and Middle Eastern buyers based on the notion of “what they want to buy.”

Mipcom Online+ is the first digital edition of the World’s Entertainment Content Market offering month-long access to inspiring keynotes, screenings, conferences, intel, pitching, networking and more. A premium digital platform offering 1-to-1 video meetings and live chat among attending delegates during the week of 12 October. Mipcom Online+ will be available for catch-up through 17 November.