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Habri Opinion Habri Diary Attention!

Welcome to the slightly delayed September/October update of our Habri site.

The picture above of the Tokyo night sky was taken on the night after typhoon Hagibis hit the capital in full force and then moved north. Your Habri team happened to be in Tokyo at the time, to attend the annual Japan Writers Conference – see Attention! for a short report. In our Habri Diary we comment on the devastation caused by this typhoon, the most destructive to hit Tokyo and the Kanto area since 1958.

Other topics selected for Habri Diary are the ongoing conundrum what to do with the enormous amount of contaminated water stored in almost 1000 huge tanks at the Fukushima nuclear plant; the recent controversial hike in Japan’s consumption tax; and the Enthronement ceremony of the new Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.