May 26, 2022

Awkwafina celebrates Pachinko with “Cultural Visionaries” Honor at Asia Society Southern California Gala 2022

Apple TV+’s Pachinko visionaries receive the ‘Cultural Visionaries’ honor of the evening at the Asia Society of Southern California Gala.

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This year the Asia Society Southern California held their 2022 Annual Gala at the Skirball Cultural Center. The gala honored Eileen Gu (Global Ambassador), Chloe Kim (Sports Visionary), Stella Li (Asian Women Empowered Visionary), Takeshi Niinami (Business Visionary) and Pachinko (Cultural Visionaries). ASSC’s emcee Kara Wang received a surprise ASSC MVP honor presented by A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once lead Stephanie Hsu. 

The ASSC was established in Los Angeles in 1985. The Asia Society Southern California (ASSC) is ideally situated at the gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. ASSC has played a pivotal role through creative programs and activities in increasing shared knowledge, enhancing dialogue and furthering cultural exchanges transcending regional boundaries. As part of the global Asia Society, which was founded more than 60 years ago in New York City, ASSC has launched many creative initiatives and programs addressing current issues of importance across the fields of the arts, culture, policy, business and education.