Bay Area Japanese Americans express support for Muslim community

Members of the Japanese community lit candles Dec. 22, 2015 at the Japanese American Historical Society in San Francisco to show their solidarity with the Muslim community. (KGO-TV )

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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