LONDON – Japan’s soft power has been boosted immeasurably by its decades-long policy of recruiting foreign graduates to come and teach in the country, according to a study by a British-based researcher.
Sharleen Estampador-Hughson, from the University of Sheffield, argues that the experience of living in the country has a powerful effect on the young teachers who then tend to maintain a positive perception of Japan throughout the rest of their lives.
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