The recent rise in violent incidents targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, particularly in regions like New York, is alarming and disheartening.
Protection of the Japanese community is the priority of the Consulate and I condemn all forms of violence and discrimination aimed at our AAPI communities locally and across the United States.
Commending and deeply appreciating the determined and tireless efforts of the police and local authorities as well as strong messages of political leaders and civil society including those of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Consulate remains resolute in its support to any members of our community who have been affected or targeted. We are collaborating with the relevant authorities to assist in the prevention of such crimes, to provide resources and to alert and inform our residents.
Ambassador Kanji Yamanouchi
We encourage the Japanese community to be well informed on prevention measures through various initiatives including the following webinar.
We also encourage the Japanese community to draw on the resources cultivated by local authorities. If you have been affected by a hate-related incident, it should be reported immediately to 911. Your report would help to prevent further anti-Asian violence.
Please find additional resources to ensure your safety below:
NYC: Stop Asian Hate (nyc.gov)
NYPD: Services - Hate Crimes - NYPD (nyc.gov)