Akutagawa, president and CEO of Leadership for Asian Pacifics Inc. (LEAP), points to Vera Wang, Jeremy Lin, Norm Mineta, Major General Tony Taguba, and Indra Nooyi as proof that Asian Americans are rising to the top.
A Buddha sits on display during the annual Vesak Buddhist festival, which celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 24, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)
Chang, who in 1989 became the youngest player ever to win a Grand Slam tennis event, also talks about his most memorable match and the state of American tennis.
The photographer and teacher's ability to capture unique photos on the fly has made her an Instagram celebrity.
One of New York's original city bloggers talks about being called "gook" in high school, her favorite websites and restaurants — and pandas, of course!
A white heron slows down in flight to scoop up some food in India on May 14, 2013. (Abhishek Shirali/Flickr)
AP Korea Bureau Chief Jean H. Lee talks about the circuitous route she travels to get from Seoul to Pyongyang, her South Korean ancestry, and putting a "human" face on the lives of ordinary North Koreans.
A boat full of people glide smoothly over the waters of the Nam Song river in Vang Vieng, Laos on May 18, 2013. (Madeleine_H/Flickr)
The Hong Kong-born interior designer offers tips on how you can spruce up your place this summer and explains why he doesn't want any of his HGTV colleagues designing rooms for him.
A man wraps up a plastic bag inside a shop in Guiyang, Guizhou, China on May 21, 2013. (ilya/Flickr)