Asian Hall of Fame 2023 Induction Ceremony to be Held October 21

The Asian Hall of Fame has announced that its 2023 Induction Ceremony will be held on October 21, 2023 at the Biltmore Los Angeles. 

The ceremony will celebrate the achievements of a diverse group of individuals from across the United States and Asia who have made significant contributions to their fields and to society as a whole.

Festivities benefit its Fellowship Academy, a workforce development program for diversity youth, ASD (autism spectrum disorder) fellows, and human trafficking survivors.

“Inductees and Artist Ambassadors inspire courage, character, and service for the betterment of our country and humanity. We are honored to also celebrate our founding family’s 160th Anniversary in America, and the Centennial of our season partner Biltmore Los Angeles,”


- Grammy Member Maki Hsieh, President & CEO of Asian Hall of Fame, and CEO of its founder Robert Chinn Foundation.

2023 Inductees:

  • Adele Lim, Cinema Director/Writer
  • Annie Young-Scrivner, CEO Wella Company 
  • Ben Fong-Torres, Rolling Stone Icon
  • Charlie and Ling Zhang, Philanthropists
  • Doug Baldwin Jr, Founder/CEO Vault89, Super Bowl Champion
  • Dr. Lisa T. Su, Chair and CEO, AMD 
  • Dr. Peter P. Lee, Immuno-Oncology Chair, City of Hope 
  • Dr. Shang-Li and Betty Huang, Philanthropists
  • Far East Movement, Groundbreaking Artist
  • Jennifer Lee, Grammy-Nominated Producer (TOKiMONSTA)
  • Kiet Nguyen, U.S. Navy Cross Honoree 
  • Kim Thayil, Iconic Musician
  • Lalisa Manoban, Cultural Icon (LISA of Blackpink)
  • Pin Ni, Founder & President, Wanxiang America 
  • Rep. Marilyn Strickland, U.S. Congress
  • Sam Cho, Commissioner President, Port of Seattle

In Memoriam Inductees:

  • Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), Queen Icon
  • Rocky Aoki (1938-2008), Benihana Founder
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto (1952-2023), Legendary Composer
  • Santos Manuel (1814-1919), Founding Elder, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Corporate Inductee: Nintendo

Artist Ambassador: Johnny Cash (1932-2003)

Performers include:

  • Ambassador Robby Krieger of The Doors
  • Inductee Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Inductee Hiro Yamamoto (Soundgarden)
  • Maki Mae (America's Got Talent) performing song "Down by the Water" from new charity album dropping 10/20.
  • GRAMMY artists perform with Goodwill Ambassador Ed Roth (Annie Lenox, Joe Walsh) and his band. 

The Induction Ceremony will be recorded for future broadcast. Tickets for the 2023 Asian Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are on sale now. or more information, please visit the AHF website at

Ciera Reeves

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