nation faced with the new era is tossed about by raging waves
of globalization and is greatly tested our way of life, that
is, sticking to our nation, race, and Japanese language.
The Japanese have to have generosity in recognizing variety
and value of other nations, races, and religions from a wider
standpoint with a full understanding of our quality as Japanese,
our magnificent culture, pride of our history, letter knowing
our identities and having pride of being Japanese. They are
a wisdom of surviving for the Japanese living in the future
in the earth.
It is greatly needed to succeed Mr. Chiune Sugihara's brave
decision, which went beyond any nation and government, to the
next generation from the points of view to exalt our international
consciousness, broaden our knowledge of the racial minority
problems, and human rights not only to Asian countries but to
Mr. Chiune Sugihara's 100th birthday anniversary will be a wonderful
opportunity to recall his deed and also to send out a future
humanitarian message from Japan.
The Chiune Sugihara Centennial Celebration Committee,
Former UN Deputy Secretary General
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