The son of Holocaust hero Chiune Sugihara is setting the record straight about his father’s story

The son of Holocaust hero Chiune Sugihara is setting the record straight about his father’s story

Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/16/2019

After decades of relative obscurity, the tale of the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara has become one of the best-known Holocaust rescue stories, rivaling those of Oskar Schindler and Irena Sendler.

11-Year-Old Japanese Orthodox Jew Wrestles His Way To The Top

11-Year-Old Japanese Orthodox Jew Wrestles His Way To The Top

David Drucker, The Jerusalem Post, 07/31/2018

Noah Leibowitz embraces Japanese-Israeli culture on his way to All-Japan youth championship • Calls Israel his second home, family contemplating aliyah

Winter Poems As We Celebrate at Hanukkah

Winter Poems As We Celebrate at Hanukkah

Team Be’chol Lashon, Jewish&, 12/14/2017

Inspired by her multicultural heritage, poet celebrates winter.

Forced to give up half her identity

Forced to give up half her identity

SARINA ASUMOTO, The Japan Times, 12/06/2015

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Israeli Food Big in Japan (Alright!)

Israeli Food Big in Japan (Alright!)

Tal Trachtman Alroy, Tablet, 03/10/2015

In the last few years, at least eight restaurants and hummus joints have popped up in different Japanese cities, according to JTA. Explore Israel's 'ethnic' cuisine!

Mazel Tov, Yuto

Mazel Tov, Yuto

Webmast, Asian Jewish Life, 06/01/2013

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Light to the nation

Light to the nation

Gil Shefler, The Jerusalem Post, 03/28/2011

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Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story

Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story

Ken Mochizuki and Dam Lee, National Geographic Learning, 07/13/2010

Against the order of his government, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania issued thousands of visas to Jewish refugees to help them flee the Nazis during World War II.

Hanukkah Haiku

Hanukkah Haiku

Harriet Ziefert and Karla Gudeon, Blue Apple Books, 09/17/2008

Here's a cultural crossover that pays off: a traditionally Japanese poetic form used to celebrate the eight nights of Hanukkah. There's one haiku for each night, and stepped pages add one candle to the menorah every time the page is turned. The simple poetry is set off perfectly by Karla Gudeon's vibrant, freewheeling artwork. A perfect gift, or good to reread each year, Hanukkah Haiku is a jubilant, unforgettable journey through the eight nights of Hanukkah.