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Eight Great Gastrodiplomacy Nations

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Few things bind people more immediately and indelibly than food. Take a look at our list of some of the most active and thoughtful gastrodiplomats around.

History's Shadow Eclipses Korea-Japan Trust-Building

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Since normalising their diplomatic ties half a century ago, South Korea and Japan have made substantial progress in the economic, social and cultural domains, with trade volume nearly 400 times what it was.

The Role of Exchanges: International Exchange Programmes

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Parvatibai Chowgule College of Arts and Science, Margao has organised a first-of- its kind, short-term cultural and academic programme of two weeks. At present the college has affiliations with these four institutions namely Stockholm, Sweeden, Waseda University of Tokyo and Kelaniya University in Sri Lanka.

Local Interaction Key to U.S.-Japan Cultural Exchanges, Experts Say

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Local interaction and nurturing personnel suitable to such efforts is the key to the future of grass-roots exchanges between Japan and the United States, experts in bilateral cultural relations said Friday at a Tokyo symposium. The aim of the symposium organized by the nonprofit America-Japan Society was to discuss the past and future of cultural exchange as the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II looms. “Creating ties between not only large cities but also regional heart lands would make a further contribution

G7 Leaders Discuss Security, Social, Economic Policies

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From June 7-8, the G7 summit took place in Krün, Germany. Host Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, was joined by leaders from the U.S., U.K., France, Canada, Japan and Italy, all of whom comprise the G7 nations. 

Japan and China Enter Era of Vending Machine Diplomacy

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Japan and China may publicly snarl over disputed territory, naval brinkmanship and the interpretation of history, but for Asia’s biggest economies the era of vending machine diplomacy has dawned. This month, in the intimacy of a Ginza hotel, one of Japan’s most quietly influential business lobbies will meet its Chinese counterpart for unprecedented talks. Convened through mutual need and ambition, the summit will focus on the future of an industry that generates global sales of consumer products worth more than $50bn pe

Turkey, Japan Commemorate 1890 Goodwill Journey

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When almost 600 Ottoman sailors lost their lives in far-off Japan in 1890, few at the time would have thought that the tragedy would usher in more than a century of friendship. But the sinking of the Ertuğrul frigate on its way back from a goodwill voyage to Japan did just that, establishing a bond between the Japanese and Turkish peoples that has endured even after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. 

After 3 Year Ban, Japanese Film Tops China's Box Office

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China-Japan tensions may still be high, thanks to unresolved wartime issues and a territorial dispute, but that didn’t stop Chinese fans from flocking to see the Japanese cartoon character Doraemon on the big screen this week. Stand By Me Doraemon, a 3-D animated film about the blue robotic cat, earned $33.47 million in its opening weekend and reached a four-day total of $38 million by Tuesday. 

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