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Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904) was a British national of Greek and Irish descent. After travelling over halfway around the globe, he arrived in Japan. In 1896, he married Koizumi Setsu, the daughter of a Matsue samurai, and became a Japanese citizen. During his fifty-four years of life, he produced thirty works, including Kwaidan, which he wrote in his later years.
In 1934, thirty years after Hearn’s death, the first Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum opened next to his former residence. This was made possible by contributions from many people and the donation of items belonging to Hearn. A renovated and expanded museum opened in the summer of 2016, the 120th anniversary of Hearn’s naturalisation as a Japanese national, and the 82nd anniversary of the museum’s founding. (Detail
IASIL Japan, the Japan branch of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, was established in 1984. Our aim from the beginning has been to encourage and act as a forum for Irish studies in Japan through teaching and research.We held our founding Conference at Waseda University, and we have held a conference every year since. In 1984, IASIL Japan also began publication of a bulletin, The Harp, whose title changed to The Journal of Irish Studies in 2000. (Detail