The Nikkei Matsuri Foundation condemns the rise in racism, hate, and violence that AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) communities have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. We grieve for the pain, fear, and loss of life in our communities–tragedies that we as AAPI are historically all too familiar with.

According to Stop AAPI Hate, “From March 2020 to February 2021, we received a total of 3,795 hate incident reports from individuals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our data offer proof of the size and scope of the tragedy that is anti-Asian racism and xenophobia in the United States.”

Founded and based in the heart of historic San Jose Japantown, the Nikkei Matsuri Foundation’s mission is “to perpetuate the Japanese American experiences, cultural customs, and traditions,” and we are deeply invested in the safety and well-being of all communities and stand against all forms of racism and discrimination.

We acknowledge that this list of AAPI resources* below is just a starting point, but we hope that it will help you to learn more and stand with our AAPI communities.


San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin - Buddhist Discussion on AAPI Hate -
Japantown Prepared, San Jose -
Richmond District Rising, San Francisco - Facebook -
(RDR Walking Buddy/Escort Form)
United Peace Collaborative, San Francisco & San Jose -
Compassion in Oakland -


Asian Americans Advancing Justice -
Stop AAPI Hate -
The AAPI Emergency Response Network -

Report Hate Incidents

Stand Against Hatred -
Stop AAPI Hate -

Training and Educational Resources

Hollaback! -
Learning for Justice - How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism -

Health Resources

Community Health for Asian Americans -
50 Free Anti-Racism and Mental Health Resources -

* Please note that these organizations and links are provided as resources, but are not sponsored by or associated with the Nikkei Matsuri Foundation.