Author Tells Sugihara’s Story to Illustrate Bushido

By J.K. YAMAMOTO, Rafu Staff Writer

Pacific Northwest-based author Lori Tsugawa Whaley visited Southern California to give talks on Chiune Sugihara and bushido (the way of the warrior) on Feb. 9 at the Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute and Feb. 10 at Union Church of Los Angeles.

Whaley, a Sansei, wrote “The Courage of a Samurai,” which is being reissued this year by Tuttle Publishing as “Seven Samurai Secrets of Success.” She uses the stories of notable Japanese and Japanese Americans to illustrate such principles as courage (yuuki), respect (rei), honesty (makoto), and loyalty (chuugi).