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Statement on Anti-Asian Violence and Racism

We have been deeply saddened by the increase in hate-crimes and violence toward the Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

As an organization whose mission is to foster empathy and trust through international cultural exchange, the Japan Foundation respects diversity and continually strives to promote mutual understanding.

We strongly oppose and condemn all forms of racism and prejudice and we reaffirm our commitment to work toward eliminating racism and prejudice.

The Japan Foundation, New York
Center for Global Partnership, New York
The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles