Monday, January 12, 2009

Next U.S. Ambassador to Japan to be Joseph Nye

Cultural Diplomacy News (CDN) is reporting that President-Elect Obama has appointed Joseph Nye as the new U.S. Ambassador to Japan. News of Nye’s appointment is beginning to hit the international media outlets (primarily in Japan). A slightly more detailed article about Nye’s appointment is available on Yahoo! News here.

Nye who is a leading scholar in international relations theory is widely known for coining the term “Soft Power”. One of my first
blog posts was on Joseph Nye’s article on the value of soft power and international education entitled “Squandering the U.S. ‘Soft Power’ Edge” from the January/February 2007 International Educator which you can access here.

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