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Habri Opinion Habri Diary Attention!

Welcome to the July/August 2021 issue of our Habri website.

This time we report in Habri Diary on the recent 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, held with a one-year delay from July 23rd until August 8th under highly unusual conditions. The photo above shows the fireworks at the new National Stadium to celebrate the opening of the Games.

We also share with you a short film, recently released by the American film maker Regge Life, based in part on an interview I gave him back in 2018, illustrated with photos taken by Michael Rogge and me back in the 1950s and '60s.

Its title is MEMORIES OF THE 1964 TOKYO OLYMPICS AND BEST WISHES FOR THE 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS. Click here for access: https://youtu.be/e0LMtQenctA

The novel coronavirus is still spreading in Japan, and a new state of emergency has been declared in Tokyo and several other prefectures, including Fukuoka, your Habri team's place of residence.

In Attention! you will find two reports: (1) Hans Brinckmann's acclaimed novel In the Eyes of the Son (Savant Books, 2014) briefly ranked 3rd among Best Sellers in American Drama on amazon.co.jp; and (2) The Japanese literary magazine Atlas in its July 2021 issue No. 44 published Hiromi Mizoguchi's translation of Hans Brinckmann's essay entitled "Shirayuri - a Life Redeemed."