Natsume Soseki, novelist and scholar of English
literature, was born in Tokyo in 1867. His real name
was Kinnosuke. After graduating from Tokyo
University, he taught English language and literature
at the Matsuyama Middle School (in Ehime, Shikoku)
and at the Fifth Higher School in Kumamoto, Kyushu.
In 1900, he was sent by the Education Ministry to study in London.