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Japan Gets Word Out With Books in English

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Japan’s government is paying to have Japanese-language nonfiction books translated into English, with the first works to be produced under the program arriving in American libraries this month. The move is one of several nontraditional public-relations steps by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, which is trying to enhance Japan’s profile among U.S. opinion leaders and the general public as it engages in a public relations battle with China and South Korea.

Vietnam Plays Key Role in China-Japan Aid Battle

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But China’s growing economic role in Vietnam has faced a backlash which intensified after Beijing last year parked an oil rig in waters Hanoi also claims. Since then, China has sought to win over neighbors with pledges of development funds, and bills a new Asian development bank as a consensus-based approach to aid.

SXSW’s Japan Nite Celebrates 20 Lively Years

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Despite billions of yen being earmarked for the country’s Cool Japan campaign —a government push at spreading soft power — Asada doesn’t think music is a big priority. He believes that the government would rather support the interests of the anime industry.

From Street to Stage

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The Asia Centre brings three Japanese dance troupes to communicate, connect and collaborate with Bangkok audiences. "Dance Dance Asia" has selected 10 Japanese street dance troupes to join the project in the first year, Khun Yo says.

Sasakawa Foundation Chair Hails Turkey's Foreign Policy

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The chairman of the country's leading think-tank, Jiro Hanyu from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, believes that this negative trend is temporary, and underlined that they are trying to do everything in their power to increase mutual understanding between the Japanese and Muslim communities.

Japan's Ministry of Cool

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Ahead of hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics, the country is ramping up government-sponsored efforts to promote its culture abroad.

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