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

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

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

Inspired by her multicultural heritage, poet celebrates winter.

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

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.

Black Mirror

Nancy Werlin, Speak, 04/14/2003

Frances, a Japanese-Jewish girl, has always felt isolated at her New England prep school, but more so now that her brother has died. When Frances joins the social services charity her brother belonged to, she discovers that all is not as it seems, and realizes how little she really knew him.

Forced to give up half her identity

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

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

Webmast, Asian Jewish Life, 06/01/2013

Light to the nation

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

The Conversion's The Thing

Liel Leibovitz, The Jewish Week, 01/07/2005

Proud "Jewpanese" Americans

Paul Golin,, 11/22/2004

The Miseducation of Jackie Chan

Jiro Adachi, The New York Times, 03/14/2004


Matt Nesvisky, The Jerusalem Report, 09/09/2002