“Sugihara Visas Day” video is available now on demand at website / Californian dignitaries praise Japanese diplomat for saving Jews during WWII

“Sugihara Visas Day” video is available now on demand at JACCC.org/sugihara

The California Legislature has designated July 29, 2021, as Sugihara Visas Day to memorialize the great achievements of Chiune Sugihara in saving thousands of Jewish lives during World War II.

The resolution, which passed on July 15, both chambers of the California Legislature unanimously, was introduced by Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg and principally co-authored by Assembly member Al Muratsuchi.

The Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles, American Jewish Committee-Los Angeles, and Japanese American Cultural and Community Center will co-sponsor a virtual program supported by JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles commemorating the day which can be viewed at JACCC.org/sugihara on July 29, 2021, at 5 pm, PDT.

The program will include remarks by elected officials, a presentation by Sugihara House in Kaunas, Lithuania, and a special piece created especially for the occasion by JACCC Master Artist in Residence Hirokazu Kosaka.