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City looks to new museum about 'Japan's Schindler' as tourist draw

Historic exhibits on Jewish refugees arriving in Tsuruga to feature at expanded museum

The Port of Humanity Tsuruga Museum, depicted in this computer-generated image, is expected to increase visitor numbers in the city.

FUKUI, Japan -- Once a thriving international port, the Kanegasaki district of Tsuruga, a Japanese city in Fukui Prefecture on the Japan Sea coast, is being revitalized by the city government in a bid to increase visitor numbers.

The plan is to boost tourism by not only taking advantage of resources including historic port and railway sites, but also promoting the area as a "humanitarian port" by showcasing its past role as a haven taking in Polish orphans and Jewish refugees.

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