Chatham House Series:
Soft Power Diplomacy in a Post-Covid Era

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As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, experts consider how Japan and the UK are utilizing soft power diplomacy in their diplomatic exchanges in this webinar, part of a series of events organized in partnership with Chatham House.

The importance of soft power has been highlighted as the world has faced limits on diplomatic activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As soft power efforts in the digital arena and through international sports activities, such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, have gathered attention, the webinar examines the impact of the coronavirus crisis on soft power in both Japan and the UK – both big soft power nations – and explores possibilities for collaboration between the two countries.

This webinar is part of a series of four events held in partnership with Chatham House.

About the speakers
Sophia Gaston

Director, British Foreign Policy Group

Watanabe Yasushi

Professor, Keio University

Chair: Kano Yasumune

Visiting Fellow, Global Economy and Finance Programme, Chatham House

This event is introduced by Japan House London Director General, Michael Houlihan.