Steve Aoki inducted into Asian Hall of Fame

Prestigious global program recognizes icons from five countries across diverse disciplines

Steve Aoki is one of ten distinguished honorees from the United States, Korea, India, Hong Kong and Jamaica who will be inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame Class of 2021 for their legacy, philanthropy, and advancement of equity. The Induction Ceremony will livestream on November 13th with master of ceremonies Frank Buckley of KTLA 5, Los Angeles. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer drummer Danny Seraphine & CTA will headline.

Aoki is the first Asian DJ producer to achieve global recognition in electronic dance music and son of Benihana founder Hiroaki “Rocky” Aoki.

Other 2021 honorees include actor and martial artist Brandon Lee; actor, comedian, producer, physical and Asian advocate Ken Jeong; and others.

Established in 2004, Asian Hall of Fame is the premiere global organization of Asian excellence and racial equity. A leading voice of Stop Asian Hate, year-round events advance trauma recovery, digital media equity and elevate Asian contributions in national and international narratives.

Past inductees include Bruce Lee, Connie Chung, Daniel Dae Kim, Kristi Yamaguchi, Norm Mineta, among others.

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