Hans Brinckmann
Hans' YouTube Book Japanese Society and Culture in Perspective

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Habri Opinion Habri Diary Attention!

Welcome to the May/June 2021 issue of our Habri website.

The photo above was taken in late May in a nearby park in Fukuoka - your Habri team's city of residence. Summer has arrived!

First of all, we want to share with you the unexpected news that Hans Brinckmann was awarded Third Prize for his very short story called "Restaurant Boer" he submitted to a writing competition organized by Writers in Kyoto. On the Attention! page you will find both the text of the narrative and the judges' comments.

The threat of COVID-19 is still with us, making travel all but impossible. The fate of the 2020+ Tokyo Olympics hangs in the balance. It is one of the issues we focus on in Habri Diary, along with a remarkable archaeological discovery in Tokyo, and the United Kingdom’s intention to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, in which Japan plays a leading role.

Oh, and one other interesting question: can trees be turned into batteries??

We hope you find our reports of interest, and welcome your comments.