CHIUNE SUGIHARA BRIEF HISTORY





1900
Born January 1 in Yaotsu Town, Gifu Prefecture. Second son of father Yoshimizu, and mother Yatsu. (a family of five boys and one girl)
1912
Graduates with top honors from Furuwatari School. Enters Nagoya Daigo Chugaku (Junior & High School)
1918
Enters Waseda University. Majors in English Literature.
1919
Passes Foreign Ministry Scholarship exam. Enters Harbin Gakuin (National University. Studies Russian.
1924
Appointed as clerk in the Harbin Japanese Embassy.
1932
Becomes Deputy Consul of Manchurian Government Foreign Ministry.
1935
Returns to Japan. Marries Yukiko Kikuchi.
1937
Becomes translator for Japanese legation, Helsinki, Finland.
1939
Appointed Japanese Consul to Lithuania. Stationed at Kaunas (Kovno)
1940
Chiune Sugihara issues visas to Polish refugees. Becomes Japanese Consul to Czechoslovakia, via Berlin.
1941
Becomes Consul General to Konigsberg.
Becomes Consul General to Rumania.
1945
End of World War E. Sugihara's imprisoned in Russian international camp in Rumania.
1946
Returns to Japan via Trans-Siberian railroad and Nakhodka port.
1947
Settles in Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Prefecture (one hour from Tokyo).
Resigned the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
1950
Employed by Tokyo, U.S.A., as General Manager of U.S. Military Post Exchange.
1968
Mr. J. Nishri, 'Sugihara survivor' finds Chiune.
1969
Chiune visits Israel; honored by Israel Government.
1985
Receives "Righteous Among the Nations" award by Israel's Holocaust Memorial, Yad Vashem.
1986
Dies July 31, at 86 years of age.
1991
Established Chiune Sugihara Monument in Lithuania and a street in Lithuania is named after Chiune Sugihara.
1994
Bar Ilan University opens a Sugihara Center.
2000
Opens Chiune Sugihara Hall in Yaotsu Town, Gifu Prefecture.

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