The Call of Japan: A Continuing Story - 1950 to the Present Day -- Members Discount
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The Call of Japan: A Continuing Story - 1950 to the Present Day
Renaissance Books (2020)
Part personal memoir, part professional flashback, part socio-cultural commentary, The Call of Japan chronicles the author’s experiences during his 40 years of living in Japan, from 1950 to 1974 as a ‘reluctant banker’, and from 2003 to the present as a writer. The Call of Japan comments extensively on the country’s economic, political and cultural realities during the crucial early years of post-war reconstruction as well as during more recent times.
Hans Brinckmann was born in The Hague in 1932 and joined a Dutch international bank as a management trainee at the age of seventeen. In 1950 he was assigned to Japan where eventually he became Tokyo branch manager at the age of 29. Brinckmann retired to Buckinghamshire in 1974 to write and to continue his Japanese studies but a few years later returned to the banking business, subsequently working in Curaçao, Amsterdam and New York. In 1986 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands made him an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau for cultural and professional achievement, notably in Japan and the US. Since his early retirement in 1988, he has published books of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, three of which have also been published in Japanese translated by Hiromi Mizoguchi. In 2003 he returned to Japan, living in Tokyo and in Fukuoka since 2013.
Join us on Sunday 18 October for an free online lecture with Hans Brinckmann. More information and to book here.