Chiune Sugihara protested against the treatment of Chinese people in Manchuria by his own countrymen. ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€š Posted to Lithuania by the Japanese government he and his wife, Yukiko, worked for 29 days in 1940 to write visas for Jewish people *against the instructions of the Japanese government*. With the visas the people were able to leave, many on the Trans-siberian railway and go tp Kobe, Japan and farther on.
He is counted as one of the "Righteous Among the Nations" at Yad Vashem in Israel.http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/sugihara.html
Thank you for the link. I've been after stuff about him. So far I've only been able to purchase second-hand (an ex-US library) book that was obviously written from 12-16 year olds (some would argue that's above my reading level