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Visas for Life Foundation produces programs and activities throughout the year. We work with individual organizations to provide traveling photo exhibits or customized events that meet the particular need of the organization.


Taking into consideration the group size, age range, and special interests, we can plan a custom event for an organization, including agenda items such as:

  • Book signing
  • Lecture with slide show and Q&A
  • Panel discussion or symposium
  • Book reading or story-telling (for school or students)
  • Film showing and discussion (two films -- Inochi no Visa (Visas for Life) and Conspiracy of Kindness)
  • Workshops using a study guide
  • Slide show presentation

Photo Exhibits

Three sets of photo exhibits are available:

NEW -- We now have two complete sets of 48 matted 8½"x11" photos with captions. These sets are less expensive to ship and may be rented in 2-week increments.

The Standard exhibit includes 110+ photos and large panel productions that chronicle the life and times of Chiune Sugihara, giving special attention to his involvement in the rescue of Jews from the Holocaust. The exhibit features additional archival framed documents and materials. The photos are 16x20 in metal pewter-colored frames, plexiglass-covered, with text included.

The Auxilliary exhibit includes 80+ photos. The subject matter is the same as above, without the archival information. The photos are 8x10 in natural stained wooden frames, glass-covered, with text included.

Large-scale posters are also available, and we can provide panels for exhibits in the Northern California region.

The Foundation has spread its message on humanitarianism around the world. Venues have included Japan, Canada, and many states throughout the US.

As a non-profit organization, we welcome your contributions to support our programs. We especially appreciate donations from individuals, who help to maintain our effort at a grass-roots level.

For more information about rental costs, contact Anne Akabori, Chair 916-428-7409.


As much as possible, we encourage the work of other organizations and companies that promote the Foundation's mission. Here are some current resources:

Sushi & Tofu. Feature articles Sugihara's List, Visas for Life excerpt 1, Visas for Life excerpt 2, and Shaoul Levy's Tribute to Chiune Sugihara and My Tribute to Shaoul Levy, by Foundation Chair Anne Akabori.

Jewish Gen. Sugihara Database, containing each survivor's surname, given name, nationality, and visa date.

Anne Akabori, Chair · 1349 Gagle Way, Sacramento, CA 95831
916-428-7409 · fax 916-428-8884 · email

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