20th December 2011. During a stay in Japan Ilya Altman lectured at the Rikkyo and Wasseda
Universitya about research and study of
the holocaust in Russia and informed about new documents of the Russian ministry of foreign affairs concerning the
transit of Jewish refugees 1940-41.
The deputy director of the archives of the JapaneseMinistry of ForeignAffairs, Maasaki Schiriaschi, author of a recent monograph on Tiune Sugichare, a Japanese diplomat and Righteous among the Nations and a specialist for the foreign policy of