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On the 31st of October in Kaunas, Sugihara Museum received Japan’s Gifu Prefecture Governor Hajime Furuta, who was visiting Lithuania. The guest informed that Japan was filing an application to UNESCO, requesting to include documents relating to the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara into UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Shingo Akatsuka, Mayor of Yaotsu in Gifu Prefecture, where Sugihara was born and grew up, is the author of this initiative. He also came to Lithuania. There is a modern memorial museum in Yaotsu, where a lot of attention is given to Lithuania and Kaunas.

For more information visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania.