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Japanese Soft Power

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February 28, 8pm EST (March 1, 10am JST)



The Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) presents a weekly webinar series on Japanese culture and society, Getting to Know Japan Series.

In this introductory session to Japanese soft power, Dr. Nancy Snow will discuss the ways in which Japan has had lasting global influence despite the military constraints of its post-war constitution.

Click here to register. Visit the YCAPS website to learn more.

The webinar series is supported through the CGP Salary Assistant Grant for U.S.-Japan Community Grassroots Exchange Program.



Nancy Snow is Pax Mundi (“Distinguished”) Professor of Public Diplomacy, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. In 2020 she held the Walt Disney Faculty Chair in Global Media and Communications, Schwarzman College, Tsinghua University where she remains as visiting faculty. She is Professor Emeritus of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. Snow earned a Ph.D. from The American University School of International Service, in Washington, D.C. and a B.A. in political science from Clemson University. She completed a Presidential Management Fellowship at the U.S. State Department and U.S. Information Agency. Her visiting faculty appointments include Israel, China, and Japan, as well as at two flagship master’s programs in public diplomacy, University of Southern California Annenberg School and Syracuse University Newhouse School. A two-time Fulbright scholar (Germany, Japan) and Abe Fellow (Keio University) on Japan’s soft power and public diplomacy, Dr. Snow is author, editor, or co-editor of 14 books, most recently The SAGE Handbook of Propaganda and the second edition Routledge Handbook of Public Diplomacy (with Nicholas J. Cull). She is opinion writer for Nikkei Asia and has published over three hundred print, online, and scholarly journal articles and reviews.


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