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Chiune Sugihara

杉原 千畝
Yaotsu, Gifu 1900 - Kamakura, Kanagawa 1986
Japanese diplomat, Vice-Consul for Japan in Lithuania during World War II; he helped several thousand Jews leave the country by issuing transit visas to them
Yusuke Sakuraba

Vilnius /  Čiunė Sugiharos   Vilnius /  Čiunė Sugiharos


Red granite stele with an oval relief portrait and plaques with texts (Japanese, English and Lithuanian) and a replica of a visa issued by Sugihara. Near the monument are planted 200 Japanese Cherry Blossoms, Japan's gift to Lithuania.


Čiunės Sugiharos
in memory of chiyune sugihara (1900-1986)

Information Sign

Pastatė : Takajasu Okušima, LL.D.,
Vasedos universiteto Prezidentas, Tokijus, Japonija
Sukųrš : Jusukė Sakuraba, Kultūros turtų restauratorius
Atidengta : 2001 m. spalio mėn. 2 d.

[Japanese text]

Erected by Takayasu Okushima, LL.D.,
President of Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Designed by Yusuke Sakuraba, Cultural Properties Restorer
Unveiled on 2 October, 2001

Also a plaque with the names of the sponsors.

Vilnius - Čiunė Sugiharos


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