Father of Japanese 9/11 victim Yoichi Sumiyama Sugiyama raising funds to publish US commission report translation

Kazusada Sumiyama, whose son, Yoichi Sumiyama Sugiyama, was killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, will publish a Japanese version of the 9/11 Commission Report.

There is a summary of the report available in Japanese, but Mr. Sumiyama, 83, feels a full translation is necessary and, although English is a struggle for him, he completed the work with help from his wife, Mari, and dictionaries. He believes “understanding a society that gave rise to terrorists can end terrorism.”

A Japanese version of this article by Ken Aoshima, Tokyo City News Department, is available here.

Mr. Sumiyama, who published a book of poetry in honor of his son, is running a crowdfunding campaign to raise publication funding. The campaign continues until June 25, 2021.

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