Happy Birthday to the countries!

Happy National Day of Ethiopia!

Community health care workers in Ethiopia. *Photo from Wikipedia May 28 is Downfall of the Derg Day, a National Day of Ethiopia. The Derg is the short name of the Coordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, Police, and Territorial Army that ruled Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987. It took power following the ousting of Emperor Haile Selassie I. Tracing its roots to the 2nd millennium BC, Ethiopia was a monarchy for most of its history. During the first centuries AD, the Kingdom of Aksum maintained a unified civilization in the region, followed by the Ethiopian Empire around 1137. Ethiopia derived


It‘s extremely enjoyable for me to tell Japanese people about my country’s culture.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to: itokuhashi@myeyestokyo.com   Rose Ohashi Ethiopian cooking instructor (She’s been in Japan since May 1998) My Eyes Tokyo brings you interviews with teachers from “Niki’s Kitchen“. It’s a cooking school in which foreigners teach their homeland dishes to Japanese people. The memorable 10th interviewee is Rose Ohashi, an iron chef from Ethiopia. She’s been here in Japan for 14 years so speaks Japanese very fluently. She smiles warmly and jokes like “When I was asked where I’m from, I answered that I came from Tobu-Nerima (Where her house is located)!”. Rose is such a