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Tokyo's Soft Power Problem

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The more Japan’s global relevance in economic, political and military terms seems to decline, the more it cares about projecting soft power. 

War on Robot Cat Shows China's Soft-Power Paranoia

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In truth, the fears about CIA infiltration and those about Japanese cartoon characters are part of the same anxiety: a feeling that China's lack of soft power presents a weak underbelly to the outside world.

Culture Ministry Honours Outgoing Japanese Ambassador

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Ministry of Culture has held a dinner banquet in honor of the outgoing Japanese Ambassador to Bahrain, Hijki Sumi, in appreciation of his huge role in strengthening cultural relations between the two countries, in the presence of a number of diplomats and representatives of the cultural sector in Bahrain. 

Have Foreign-Minister talks Generated Genuine Momentum for Better Ties?

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We must hold regular dialogue and seek common ground, even if there are issues that are onerous to resolve. We hope to see a return to this standard practice of diplomacy. Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart, Yun Byung Se, have held talks in New York, where they agreed on “the importance of continuing and deepening high-level communication” for Japan-South Korea ties. 

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