OBITUARY: Anne Toshi/Hoshiko Akabori

AKABORI, ANNE TOSHI/HOSHIKO, 79, passed away on January 12, 2019.

Anne Toshi/Hoshiko Akabori

Anne was born in Sacramento, CA on January 23, 1939. She was raised in Isleton, CA by her parents Herbert and Dora Hoshiko. During World War II they were incarcerated at Tule Lake internment camp. After the war they moved back to the Sacramento area. Anne graduated from Sacramento High School and San Jose State University. She was a teacher for Sacramento Unified School District. Anne married Jack Akabori on March 25, 1961

Anne was very passionate and active in educating people around the world about Chiune Sugihara (a Japanese Diplomat in Lithuania during WWII).

Sugihara wrote over 2,000 visas for life, saving more than 6,000 lives during the Holocaust. Anne wrote two books about the holocaust “The Gift of Life” and “Puppe’s Story”. She translated the book “Visas for Life” from Japanese to English and was the current Chairperson on the “Visas For Life Foundation”. Anne was also a resource for the documentary movie “Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness”. For more information please visit www.visasforlife.org or email aka.anne@yahoo.com for any inquiries

Anne is survived by her husband Jack, two sons Randy and Kurt, daughter-in-law Ling and two grandchildren Alycia and Andrew “Ko”. Services will be held on Sunday February 17, 2019 at 1:30pm at the Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95818.

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