Today, Mr. Matsumoto (Representative Director) and Mr. Nakazawa (Director) from our Foundation made a courtesy visit to Mr. Gediminas Varvuolis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Japan.
Message from Ms. Julie Shain to Mr. Nobuki Sugihara, honorary adviser of The Chiune Sugihara Memorial Foundation
Today, new year party hosted by Japan-Lithuania Friendship Association was held at Tokyo. Mr. Matsumoto (Representative Director), Ms. Shiraishi (Director) and Mr. Nakazawa (Director) from our Foundation talked closely with Mr. Gediminas Varvuolis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania to Japan.
Introduction by the Japan-Israel Friendship Association
Thanks to the Japan-Israle Friendship Association, our foundation was introduced by its monthly magazine "ISRAEL".
10/13/2018 According to the official document "Family Register Certification", Chiune Sugihara was born in current Mino City, Gifu Prefecture on January 1, 1900. An unveiling ceremony and a memorial lecture of the monument were held at his birthplace, Kyosenji temple and honorary adviser Nobuki Sugihara and director Takaharu Furue attended from our foundation.
Prime Minister of Lithuania visits the grave of Sugihara Chiune
Mr. Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania visited Kamakura city and prayed in front of Chiune Sugihara's grave. Mr. Katsuyuki Nakazawa, director of our foundation escorted him.
”My Dad, Chiune”
Nobuki Sugihara, an honorary adviser of the foundation, plans to give a short speech entitled "My Dad, Chiune" at Aichi Prefecture's Zuiryo High School on Friday, October 12.
Today, Mr. Matsumoto (Representative Director), Mr. Nakazawa and Mr. Shino (Directors of our foundation) made a courtesy visit to the Ambassador Yaffa Ben-Ari at the Embassy of Israel in Tokyo. Ms. Irit Savion-Waidergorn (Deputy Chief of the Minister) and Professor Kowner Rotem of Haifa University attended.
本日開催した理事会にて、Yisrael Meir Lau師、Eliezer Yehuda Finkel師、David Wople師、岡崎真雄氏、月原紘一氏、徳川家広氏を当財団の顧問に選出しましたので、お知らせします。
We are pleased to announce that we elected Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Rabbi Eliezer Yehuda Finkel, Rabbi David Wolpe, Mr. Masao Okazaki, Mr. Koichi Tsukkihara and Mr. Iehiro Tokugawa, as adviser of our foundation, effective December 7, 2018.
We are pleased to announce that we elected Ms. Kazuko Shiraishi as a director, effective November 1, 2018.
“Ms. Shiraishi has been working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan more than 43 years and she was appointed as an ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of Japan to Lithuania in 2012. With her deep knowledge of Chiune Sugihara, she will provide valuable resources for the growth of our foundation,” said Hiroshi Matsumoto, Representative Director, The Chiune Sugihara Memorial Foundation.
At the Aichi Prefecture's Zuiryo High School which Chiune Sugihara graduated in 1917, the opening ceremony of the memorial facility to honor Chiune Sugihara was held grandly. From our foundation, Nobuki Sugihara (Honorary Adviser), Hiroshi Matsumoto (Representative Director), Katsuyuki Nakazawa (Executive Director), Takaharu Furue (Director), Teruhisa Yano (Director), Osamu Oshinden (Councilor), Koichiro Fukasawa (Councilor) were invited to the ceremony.