Tagged: Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossom centennial: Japanese public diplomacy in the US

Washington’s famous cherry trees are a century-old example of positive public diplomacy, and how cultural programs can create institutions in which people of one country can easily identify with another in ways that have nothing to do with politics, diplomacy or national security. March 2012 marks the centennial celebration of Japan’s gift of cherry trees to beautify the capital city...