Japan and the Rise of Heritage in Cultural Diplomacy: Where Are We Heading?
Akagawa, N. 2016. Japan and the Rise of Heritage in Cultural Diplomacy: Where Are We Heading? Future Anterior 13(1): pp. 124-139.
This paper examines national interest, cultural diplomacy, and globalization in relation to the Japanese context since World War II. Taking the example of Vietnam as one of the recipients of Japan’s cultural aid, it demonstrates how international support for heritage projects has played a central role in the ideological and economic processes of nation building and soft power.