Expanded Hearn museum reopens in Shimane

National Jul 16, 2016

Expanded Hearn museum reopens in Shimane

A museum in Shimane Prefecture reopened on Saturday with more exhibition space for the personal effects and books of naturalized Japanese writer Lafcadio Hearn, also known as Yakumo Koizumi. The Lafcadio Hearn Memorial Museum in Matsue had been closed since January for a renewal that ...

Glimpses of Lafcadio Hearn's Matsue

Travel Sep 20, 2014

Glimpses of Lafcadio Hearn's Matsue

by Stephen Mansfield

The Matsue-bound train I boarded at Okayama Station was pointedly named Yakumo, a reference to its destination's best-known former resident: Greek-Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), whose adopted Japanese name was Yakumo Koizumi. Although Hearn stayed in Matsue for only a year, he developed a great ...

National Aug 26, 2013

Matsue drops request to curb student access to A-bomb manga

The Matsue education board decided Monday to retract its request to limit student access to the comic book "Hadashi no Gen" ("Barefoot Gen") amid reports that sales of manga are soaring. The board in the capital of Shimane Prefecture, had urged municipal elementary and junior ...

National Aug 23, 2013

Board's request to restrict 'Barefoot Gen' assailed

The Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, board of education is bent on covering up negative aspects of Japan's wartime history, as evidenced by its decision to have local elementary and junior high schools curb student access to the longtime iconic anti-war manga "Hadashi no Gen" ("Barefoot ...

Don't curb 'Barefoot Gen': Matsue principals

National Aug 22, 2013

Don't curb 'Barefoot Gen': Matsue principals

After the Matsue board of education caused a stir last week by restricting student access to an iconic manga about the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and other wartime cruelties, it said Thursday that 44 of 49 school principals polled in the city ...

National Aug 18, 2013

Matsue restricts student access to 'Barefoot Gen' A-bomb manga

Claiming it contains too many violent images, the education board of Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, has asked all its public elementary and junior high schools to limit pupils' access to "Hadashi no Gen" ("Barefoot Gen"), the manga series by the late Keiji Nakazawa that depicts ...