Seminar: Taking a New Look at Japanese Culture and Locality through International Eyes
March 13, 2023
|As Japan’s local traditional crafts are attracting attention from the world, so too are the beautiful natural scenes to be found throughout the country. The preservation of both as more than just museum pieces has become a pressing issue, and one without easy answers. For many years, Japan has been strengthening its cultural branding, spreading awareness of its natural and artistic assets as a branch of diplomacy. But how does the dissemination of Japanese culture from a local scale to global one contribute to dialogue in the international community? To promote a better understanding of this issue, Japan Up Close has hosted a special online seminar, “Taking a New Look at Japanese Culture and Locality through International Eyes,” bringing together scholars from Japan, the US, Europe, and South America for an open discussion on bringing Japanese culture to the world.