On Friday 24 October Paule and I took another Shinkansen, thelong and ast train to Tokyo from Nagoya. 1 hour 40 minutes only. Prof. Midori Kawashima was our host at Sophia University, a modern compound quite in the heart of Central Tokyo.
I have no picture of the lecture. Only I include here two pictures of Mitsuo Nakamura and his wife Hisako, but these were taken on the evening of Saturday 25 November, when we were invited for dinner at their residence (a quite small house with a little garden; they have a much lager property 3 hours drive from Tokyo).
I gave the same talk in Tokyo as in Nagoya. I realised, that under the Presidency of SBY, especially during his last period, when Suryadharma Ali was Minister of Religion, there was a growing commitment of the Indonesian government to orthodox Islam (Ahmadiyah banned, action against new Shi'a groups; less English, more Indonesian culture and religion in primary schools), but that Lukman Hakim Saifuddin now has a very different strategy. In my final version for this paper, I must take account of the new development under Lukman Hakim.