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Korean American Day

Korean American Day – Recognizing Leaders in Journalism

Every year on January 13, the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI) sponsors a luncheon in Washington, DC to mark Korean American Day and recognize the local and national Korean American community. This event has come to be recognized as one of the preeminent celebrations in Washington, DC for Korean Americans.

As part of the ceremony, KEI recognizes prominent Korean Americans that have made significant contributions in their field. Recently, KEI has honored Korean-Americans from athletics, government, business, academia, humanitarian work, business and entrepreneurship, arts and literature. The theme for 2018 was Recognizing Leaders in Journalism.

Please note that the Korean American Day luncheon is by invitation only.

Recognizing Leaders In Journalism

2018 Honorees

Julie Ha

Director and Producer
Fre Chol Soo See

Chang W. Lee

The New York Times

May Lee

CGTN AmericaL Founder,
Lotus Media House

History of Korean American Day

Korean American Day honors the contributions of the Korean American community to the United States and commemorates the arrival of the first Korean immigrants on January 13, 1903. In 2005, the U.S. Senate and House passed resolutions by unanimous consent expressing support for the goals and aspirations of Korean American Day, which is also celebrated by numerous states and municipalities.


December 16, 2005
S. RES. 283

Recognizing the contributions of Korean Americans to the United States and encouraging the celebration of ‘‘Korean American Day’’

Whereas on January 13, 1903, the arrival of 102 pioneer immigrants to the United States initiated the first chapter of Korean immigration to the United States;

Whereas members of the early Korean American community served with distinction in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War I, World War II, and the conflict in Korea;

Whereas in the early 1950s, thousands of Koreans, fleeing from war, poverty, and desolation, came to the United States seeking opportunities;

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