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Born in 1850 of Irish-Greek parentage, Hearn was educated in England and France, and worked as a journalist and author in America before fleeing to Japan to escape Western materialism. He became a Japanese citizen, taking the name Yakumo Koizumi. He was the author of several works on Japan, and well known for his collections of Japanese legends and ghost stories.
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