dear Colleagues,

I just received the very sad news of the passing of Prof. Hajime Sakurabe (櫻部建) on June 8th. I trust that a proper appreciation of this remarkable scholar (and, as far as I knew him, lovely person) will be published in short order.

Jonathan Silk

J. Silk
Instituut Kern / Universiteit Leiden
Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, LIAS
Johan Huizinga Building, Room 1.37
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
The Netherlands