For several years, Nasu has taught Japanese at Inglemoor High School.
If this case is determined to be a hate-crime, Nasu would be the latest victim in an attack against Asians. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office stated it filed charges in 59 hate crime cases in 2020, up from 39 in 2019.
In 2021, there have been seven cases so far. Two of those seven targeted people identified as Asian or Pacific Islander, according to KIRO 7.