Their dreams of representing Indonesia in the 2023 Miss Universe pageant turned to nightmares when they were forced to undergo “body checks” in front of local organizers.
Did you know that Seattle has a sister city in Indonesia?
By NINIEK KARMINI Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) – Thousands of taxi drivers caused traffic chaos in the Indonesian capital March 22 in a rowdy protest against what they say is unfair competition from ride-hailing apps such as Uber. TV footage showed long lines of taxis and three-wheel minicabs blocking a central expressway, men setting […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly If you frequent Asian markets during the year, especially around special holidays, you are probably familiar with the colorful and interesting variety of mochi, an elastic cake that is Japanese in name but multi-national in guise. In Japan, mochi plays a pivotal role in Shogatsy (new year) celebrations. For […]
Madison Marquette announced Dec. 1 that Din Tai Fung will open at Pacific Place in Seattle the summer of 2016. With only six U.S. restaurants, Din Tai Fung will be located in a 9,216 square foot space on level four of the shopping center. Founded in 1958 in Taiwan, Din Tai Fung is one of […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) serves as an interactive cultural crossroads between local and international communities. Led by Patsy O’Connell, APCC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization was formed in November 1996 from the vision of a small group of citizens representing three generations of Americans from Asian and Pacific Islanders heritage. […]
By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly “That was what I was most worried about when we got here,” Bicycle (yes, that is his name) confessed tonight, up on the terrace. “Every time you go to an insectarium, you know, there are those huge ones, those really, really giant bugs—and then you look to see where […]
By Wen Liu Special to Northwest Asian Weekly In recent months, U.S.-China relations have been described as “at a tipping point” and “stubbornly cool” by prominent China watchers like David Lampton and Orville Schell. Are their observations right? We’ve heard tough words from Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter over China’s island constructions in the South […]
Former owner of Seattle’s Shanghai Garden and Gourmet Noodle Bowl Restaurant Chef Su Hua Te and his wife Lily Kusumo have moved to Indonesia to open a Taiwanese restaurant. Originally from Taiwan, Su said there are many types of Chinese food in Indonesia, but not Taiwanese cuisine. His wife Lily, who is of Chinese descent, […]
By Alan Scher Zagier Associated Press NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors confirmed Friday that it plans to stop production at its only U.S. factory and sell the plant in central Illinois that has more than 1,200 workers. The Japanese automaker reviewed its global supply chain and decided it was necessary to end production at […]