Chiune Sugihara

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Birthday
1, 1900
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Jul 31, 1986 (86)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1900
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Jul 31, 1986 (86)

About

Diplomat and Vice Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania who issued Japanese visas to more than 6,000 Jewish refugees.

Before Fame

His father wanted him to become a physician, but he deliberately failed his medical entrance exams and instead attended Waseda University, where he studied the English language.

Trivia

He was praised by Israel in 1985 for his courageous actions during World War II.

Family Life

He had four sons with his wife, Yukiko Kikuchi.

Associated With

He risked his life by saving Jews from extermination by Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.