Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Osaka and more unite for MTV’s AAPI Heritage Month special

By Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times |

A star-studded coalition of actors, musicians, athletes and activists will come together this week to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month on national television.

Headlining the special are a number of Hollywood luminaries, including Daniel Dae Kim, Henry Golding, James Hong, Olivia Munn and Steven Yeun, as well as Yeun’s on-screen son, Alan Kim, the 9-year-old breakout star of the Oscar-winning drama “Minari.”

A number of sports figures, including Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka, basketball phenom Jeremy Lin and Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan, will also be in attendance, as well as journalists Lisa Ling and Fareed Zakaria.

Rounding out the participants are activists and educators Amanda Ngoc NguyenAi-Jen Poo, Karthick Ramakrishnan, and John C. Yang.