JAPAN: Lafcadio Koizumi

Than Japan and Greece not even Liberia and Labrador would appear to have less in common. Yet one day last week several smiling members of the Japanese Legation in Athens joined several swart Greek Cabinet Ministers on a little steamer and rolled out to the Ionian island of Leucadia (Santa Maura) to honor a common pride: the late exotic Lafcadio Hearn.

The Irish Free State. New York and New Orleans might appropriately have joined the celebration. Self-named in honor of his birthplace, Lafcadio Hearn was the son of a Greek woman and an Irish surgeon-major...

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