Hans Brinckmann
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Welcome to the last Habri update of 2020, a year torn by the COVID-19 and the accompanying suffering and deaths by millions of people around the world.

We all have to brace ourselves for the inevitable consequences of the damage done to society, the economy, and most of all our personal lives. Watching this old tree in my neighbourhood, I saw it for a moment as a symbol of the strength needed to cope with and ultimately overcome this unprecedented calamity.

With the Christmas and New Year's holidays not far away, we have to face the reality that traditional gatherings and travel to far-away family may largely have to be avoided this year. As a result, many of us may spend more time at home, watching television or internet, no doubt, but also looking for suitable books to read. If I may make a suggestion, I'd recommend you get hold of my latest book, The Call of Japan: A Continuing Story – 1950 to the Present Day. As reported before, it has attracted some very positive reviews, the latest being from Philip Philipsen, a reader in Denmark, with a life-long interest in Japan: https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R25C6IHZ5OK9P9/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=1912961148

The book is available on many amazon sites, including amazon.co.uk