Soft Power In Japan And The Soft Power Of Japan

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The soft power is increasingly important in the international relations. It can improve the influence of a country and indirectly his economic and political power. The culture in all his manifestations, history, tradition and social customs form his base. Japan, with his culture, has a solid base on which soft power can be built. The main objective of the cultural diplomacy is to improve the image and prestige of a nation through aspects of the culture like the fine arts and the scenic arts, languages teaching and the intellectual traditions.
About this, the Japanese diplomacy has evolved across several stages, creating its own Soft Power based, basically in export the culture around the world. During the 1950s and early 1960s, the goal of
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During this period, particularly after the Tokyo Olympics Games, the emphasis changed to projecting an image of a "Pacific Japan" to an economically advanced Japan. In light of Japan's economic development, the Japan government's efforts in promotion focused especially on the study of the Japanese economy. About the initiatives in this field, it was the establishment of the Tanaka Fund to support 10 major universities in the United States on the promotion of their Japanese studies.
The decade of 1970 brought another change in the cultural diplomacy of Japan, this time in response to the rise an anti-Japanese feeling in Asia. The critiques stimulated Japan to strengthen his cultural activities in Asia. Moreover, establishment Japan Foundation offices in most of the countries of Southeast Asia they were a clear evidence of the new policy, in order to improve the knowledge and Japanese interest in the Southeast Asian region.
The next stage in the evolution of Japan's cultural diplomacy began in the late 1980s. The Japanese economy matured and the importance of the country on the international stage increased. Moreover, a new concept of "cultural cooperation" began to play a role in Japan's cultural diplomacy during this
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