Hans Brinckmann
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Habri Opinion Habri Diary Attention!

Amidst the still-lingering winter cold, the plum blossoms in our Fukuoka neighborhood are eager to taste the air, even managing to escape from the apparently solid hold of their ancestral tree.

Since the start of the year, your Habri team has been busy giving a lecture, promoting Hans' book The Call of Japan, and, for Hiromi, working on her translation of the book into Japanese and finding a publisher. Because of the ongoing Covid-19 threat, travel was not possible, nor going out, except for short walks in our green environment and necessary shopping.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2021 is the Year of the Ox. It is predicted to be a year of stability and diligent hard work – toward new hope. We all look forward to a definitive end to the corona pandemic.

Meanwhile, if you are looking for something interesting to read, I recommend my latest book, The Call of Japan, available from any of the following sites: