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   CHAPTER 5   

Japanese Diplomacy Open to the Public


Providing Information Proactively to Citizens

When implementing diplomatic policy, it is critically important for Japan as a democratic nation to provide information timely and in an easily understood way regarding its concrete policy and the role of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to gain the understanding and support of the public. From this point of view, the Ministry is intensifying its provision of information through newspapers, television, and other forms of mass media while also actively publicizing information through the Internet and providing information for eminent persons in various fields. Beyond this, the Ministry engages in two-way communication through public relations efforts involving direct dialogue with the Japanese people and through the gathering of public comments and opinions.

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