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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 II. 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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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 II. 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 Chiune Sugihara Hall opens in Yaotsu Town, Gifu Prefecture.