Professor Maurice Kamto of Cameroon

Professor Maurice Kamto of Cameroon Professor Maurice Kamto was arrested in Cameroon on 28 January 2019. He is facing death penalty. It is reported that he started hunger strike in protest. While in Europe there seems to be media reports about his situation, (see for instance:,there are no such reports in Japan. It is…… Continue reading Professor Maurice Kamto of Cameroon

Summaries of My Novels (3)

Beyond Illusions: Love and Hope in the Kingdom of Ryukyu (Gen-ei no Kariyushi: Makishi Chochu to Chiru), by Hyogo Kurouchi (Shinya Murase), (Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2016, 314 pages, in Japanese). Plot Summary Main Characters: Makishi (Itarashiki) Chochu 牧志(板良敷)朝忠 (1818-1862?, Studied at国子監 Imperial University in Beijing during the Opium War, interpreter, diplomat, later, State Minister of the…… Continue reading Summaries of My Novels (3)