The crest of Samurai Hideyoshi Toyotomi
which also is the symbol for the ancient
Buddhist sect of Shingon adorns the
tombstone of Sempo Sugihara
A Buddhist Pagoda adorns Sempo's gravesite in the holiest town of Kamakura of Japan which was the Capital as well as birthplace of Samurai culture
All Samurai from the 16th century on pledged allegiance to the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu whose crest is above.
Here are some of the projects the Samurai Center will be working on:
i] Assembling a Think Tank of world-renowned experts to explore the best ways to combat Jew-hatred which is escalating all over the world -- especially in Europe and North America.
ii] Organizing conferences and events to assist victims of other genocides as well such as the Kashmiri Pandits and Rawandan refugees and exploring ways citizens can get involved.
iii] Making presentations on the Holocaust and the lessons we can all learn from it -- from the non-Jewish and humanitarian perspective.
iv] Financing Sempo Sugihara scholarships for victims of the Rwanda Genocide, the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits and other such global tragedies.
v] Inviting eminent thinkers to write essays and do video interviews to combat hate and bigotry against Jews from their own non-Jewish perspective.
vi] Promoting the legacy of Sempo Sugihara so that he becomes a household name like Oscar Schindler, Mahatma Gandhi,
Nelson Mandela and other respected leaders of humanity.
vii] Fostering India-Israel relations by honoring the memory of the Nalanda genocide -- the worst genocide in world history and building bridges between the Indians who suffered immeasurably at the time and Jewish people who suffer greatly in this day and age.
viii] Focusing on areas of cooperation between India and Japan for India is the only nation that never engaged in Anti-Semitism and Japan is India's closest ally and the country of Sempo Sugihara.
ix] Producing films, videos and art exhibits to honor the Samurai Code of Honor in memory of Sempo Sugihara Chiune.
x] Preserving the great Samurai tradition of Bushido and the Japanese Buddhist culture of Kamakura -- the final resting place of Sempo-san.