Japan honored one of its diplomats who saved thousands of Jews in Lithuania during World War II. Chiune Sugihara, who defied Japanese government orders by issuing transit visas to stranded Jews, was honored on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Sugihara died in 1986.
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