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Cultural Diplomacy: Going Beyond the Cool?
This week in public diplomacy, we looked at how culture is being used to redefine the 'coolness' of countries through gastrodiplomacy, music, art, and fashion. In the two Koreas, efforts are underway to draw tourism and build soft power (albeit under very different circumstances and results). In Japan, local ramen aficionados fear that a major gastronomic export might jump the shark as the U.S. turns to a trusted soft power tool: music.
- Culture is a Contact Sport - Huffington Post (UK)
- How North Korea Attempted to Sell Itself to the Outside World - NK News
- KCON A Mini-Coachella for Korean Pop Music - Los Angeles Times
- A Renewed Focus on the Beginnings of Art in the Kingdom - Saudi Gazette
- Is South Korea the Coolest Place on Earth? - CNN
- Share Your Hijab Fashion on Instagram - New York Times
- Special U.S. 'Diplomats' Play a Welcome Tune - Seattle Times
- In Japan, Ramen Aficionados Fear For Their Favorite Dish - Washington Post
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