Chiune Sugihara: man of conscience

National / History Jul 11, 2015

Chiune Sugihara: man of conscience

by Roger Pulvers

Chiune Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania, awoke on the morning of July 18, 1940, to a disturbing sight. He peered through the curtains of his bedroom window just before 6 a.m. Sugihara and his wife had been living in the consulate building since ...

Book tells of Jews' escape via Japan

National Jun 17, 2014

Book tells of Jews' escape via Japan

by Keiji Hirano

A former official of the semigovernmental Japan National Tourism Organization has published an English-language version of his research on Jews who escaped via Japan from wartime persecution by the Nazis. Akira Kitade, 70, initially published the book in Japanese two years ago, based on a ...

Tsuruga: truly a 'port of humanity'

Travel Feb 1, 2014

Tsuruga: truly a 'port of humanity'

by Alon Adika

The man in the black-and-white photograph wore a dark jacket with wide lapels. His hair was cut short and parted to one side. His eyes were directed toward the camera as if he were looking directly at me. I recognized him immediately: Chiune Sugihara, ...