Japantown: Safe From Hate

We are creating a volunteer community patrol program modeled after the United Peace Collaborative in San Francisco’s Chinatown. UPC was started in early 2020 by Leanna Louie to protect SF Chinatown from hate crimes. They patrol 7 days a week in the mid-afternoon to early evening.

San Jose Japantown’s seniors are most active during the mid-morning to mid-afternoon as they walk around the community to shop, get lunch or exercise.

If you are interested in finding out information about becoming a patrol volunteer, please send an email to: japantownprepared@gmail.com or leave a voice message at (408) 755-0380.

If we get enough volunteers, we’ll host a 2 hour training on how to “observe-report-record” predatory behavior. Like UPC, we’ll also help seniors if they need assistance.

March 13, 2021

Rich Saito

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