Koichi Iwabuchi, a professor of media and cultural studies and director of the Asia Institute at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has published a new article. His piece, Pop-Culture Diplomacy in Japan: Soft...KEEP READING
What Countries Want From Their Diasporas
This new video from The Economist highlights three public diplomacy benefits that diaspora communities can offer their home countries. These benefits include soft power gains, through tourism and issue advocacy; improved economic opportunities through international investments and emigrant remittances; and national modernization via the return of students, skilled laborers and other professionals to their countries of origin. Yet while diaspora diplomacy can be beneficial for foreign governments, such benefits are not free. As the video concludes, if foreign governments want to harness the potential benefits of their diaspora communities, they must, in turn, offer their diasporas incentives to support and assist them.
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