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Movie on “Visas for Life” Japanese Diplomat Shown in Washington (News)

Washington, April 20 (Jiji Press)—A movie depicting the life of late Japanese diplomat Sugihara Chiune, who issued transit visas to thousands of Jews fleeing Nazi persecution during World War II, was shown at the US Department of State in Washington DC on Thursday. The screening party was joined by CME Group Chairman Emeritus Leo Melamed, 85, one of the Jewish people who escaped to the United S…

Israeli Minister Visits Grave of Japanese Diplomat Sugihara (News)

Kamakura, Kanagawa Pref., Feb. 1 (Jiji Press)—Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Wednesday visited the grave of Sugihara Chiune, a Japanese diplomat known for issuing transit visas to thousands of Jews fleeing the Nazis during World War II. Finance Minister Kahlon lays flowers on Sugihara Chiune’s grave during a February 1 visit to Kamakura. (© Jiji) The visit to the grave in Kamakura…

“Persona Non Grata”: Gluck Brings Multicultural Perspective to Sugihara Chiune Biopic

Japanese-born American director Cellin Gluck brings a unique set of multicultural experiences and memories to his new motion picture Persona Non Grata, depicting Japanese diplomat Sugihara Chiune and his efforts to save Polish and Lithuanian Jews from the Nazis during World War II. In an exclusive interview, we explore the roots of Gluck’s latest work.

Sugihara Chiune: “Japan’s Schindler”

Sugihara Chiune saved thousands of lives by issuing visas to Jewish refugees in Lithuania in 1940 and was honored as Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government in 1985. However, it was several more years before he was properly recognized in Japan.

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