Japan’s Information War

Snow, Nancy


Book written by 2012 Abe Fellow Nancy Snow based on her project “From Operation Tomodachi to No Nukes: Rethinking the Public in Japanese Diplomacy since 3/11.”

Japan is seen as a leader in soft power, the ability to attract and persuade rather than coerce, but is this the result of government initiatives? In Japan’s Information War, public diplomacy and propaganda specialist Nancy Snow takes an inside look at brand Japan’s inner workings. The result of two years of intensive research as an Abe Fellow, Snow makes a critical analysis of Japan’s global diplomacy and gives insights on how Japan could improve its nation branding strategy.