Bay Area Japanese Americans express support for Muslim community

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Japanese Americans in the Bay Area are expressing support for Muslims and Arab Americans.

The Day of Remembrance Consortium is responding to anti-Muslim sentiment that has increased following recent terrorist attacks.

"I am very proud to be here today with the Japanese American community taking a stand to support Muslims in this country as well as Syrian refugees who are being vilified and attacked because of their race," said Jeff Adachi, a San Francisco public defender.

Tuesday's press conference at the Japanese American Historical Society opened with a moment of silence in solidarity with the Muslim community.
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