On the 3rd of December, 2020 Meijo university in Japan is going to hold a free webinar "The 80th Anniversary Webinar on Chiune SUGIHARA and Visas for Life". Among other established speakers Dr. Simonas Strelcovas will be giving his report on “The role of Lithuania in Sugihara’s Rescue Story in 1939-1940”. We highly recommend saving the date and learning more about Chiune Sugihara.
The Webinar program:

Date: 03 December 2020 17:00-19:00 (JST)

Place: ZOOM meeting (Host: Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan)

Webinar Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WvBxSLWLQBm1ZUBZrTNcNg

Chair: Assoc. Prof. David Green (Nagoya University)

Opening Remarks:

Greetings 1: Governor Hideaki OHMURA (Aichi Prefecture)

     2: Ambassador Gediminas VARVUOLIS (Lithuania)

       3: Ambassador Yaffa BEN-ARI (Israel)

4: Ambassador Ina LEPEL (Germany)

5: Ambassador Paweł MILEWSKI(Poland)

Speaker 1: Dr. Simonas STRELCOVAS (Sugihara House, Kaunas)

      “The role of Lithuania in Sugihara’s Rescue Story in 1939-1940”

2: Prof. Rotem KOWNER (Haifa University)

      “Yad Vashem and the Decision to Recognize Sugihara

as a Righteous Among the Nations”

        3: Prof. Chiharu INABA (Meijo University)

      “Jewish Refugees’ Severe Escape from Lithuania to Japan in 1940-41”

Discussant 1: Mr. Toshiaki AKAHANE (Keio University)

2: Prof. Gerhard KREBS (Free University, Berlin)

3: Prof. Ewa PALASZ-RUTKOWSKA (Warsaw University)


More information about the webinar and registration link can be found here: