The Embassy of Japan in Athens and Mitsubishi Corporation yesterday announced the donation of 1,500 books of Lafcadio Hearn to 500 High School libraries across Greece. A donation ceremony was held at the Japanese Embassy in Athens in the presence of Ambassador, His Excellency, Masuo Nishibayashi, Executive Vice President, Regional CEO for Europe & Africa Mitsubishi Corporation, Mr. Haruki Hayashi and Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, and Nikos Filis.
It is an initiative supported by the Mitsubishi Corporation whitn the framework of its social responsibility program.
The editions donated consist of books written by Lafcadio Hearn on Japanese subjects and include the titles “A Japanese Miscellany” (1901), “Kottō: Being Japanese Curios, with Sundry Cobwebs” (1902) and “Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things” (1903).
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