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Habri Opinion Habri Diary Attention!

Welcome to this year's last issue of our Habri website.

This time we report on the worrisome problem of "overtourism" in Kyoto and Amsterdam – among many other cities – and on the growing plastic plague that threatens our planet.

We also report on our recent "discovery": the city of Otaru on the island of Hokkaido, where your Habri team attended this year's Japan Writers Conference held at Otaru University of Commerce see Attention! for details.

The photo above shows the beautiful view of Otaru from the Tenguyama Hill – which we also comment on.

We send you – in advance – our best wishes for a Happy 2019!