Hans Brinckmann
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Autumn has arrived in Fukuoka Botanical Garden, October 31, 2021
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Habri Opinion Habri Diary Attention!

Welcome to the September/October edition of our Habri website. Due to competing activities, it is somewhat delayed. This time, in Habri Diary, we focus mainly on the past, and how it happens to be connected to the NOW.

The Coronavirus is still with us, but in Japan the number of infections - already among the lowest among developed countries for some time - has been dwindling further. Here are some numbers as of October 28, taken from the daily report: https://news.google.com/covid19/map?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US:en

Country Total cases New cases (1 day) Cases per 1M people Deaths
USA 45,747,192 94,559 138,814 741,925
UK 8,897,149 43,922 133,922 140,041
Netherlands 2,100,866 7,260 120,386 18,357
Japan 1,718,486 321 13,644 18,236

In Attention! you can still view Brinckmann's October 16 presentation with Power Point illustrations to the Japan Writers Conference.