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TAC Talk speaker Madoka Sugihara discusses the legacy of her diplomat grandfather, dubbed the “Japanese Schindler.”
When the diplomat Chiune Sugihara returned to Japan in 1947 after 18 months in a Soviet internment camp, he reported for work at Japan’s foreign ministry in Tokyo. But he received a less-than-enthusiastic welcome and was quietly given a small severance payment and forgotten.
Set to speak at the Club this month, writer Stephen Mansfield explains the challenges of unearthing Tokyo’s past for his latest book.
Drawing 24 million overseas tourists in 2016 and now aiming for 40 million, Japan is becoming a travel industry powerhouse. Leading the charge is Tokyo, which is revamping its tourism facilities before it hosts the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.