Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power

Professor Yasushi Watanabe and Professor Corneliu Bjola
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16:00 - 18:00
Oxford Department of International Development
3 Mansfield Road
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Seminar Room 1

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Lectures and seminars
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Amidst the flux of the liberal international order, Japan’s public diplomacy, which relies solely on its cultural uniqueness, is inadequate.

Professor Yasushi Watanabe of Keio University proposes new principles for an age where the diplomatic sphere is expanding from negotiation tactics to agenda setting and norm setting. In this presentation, Professor Watanabe will review the trajectory of Japan’s public diplomacy, its challenges and possibilities, with particular attention to the Tokyo 2020 Games.