Happy Birthday to the countries!

Happy Birthday to Venezuela!

Venezuela national football team, popularly known as the “Vinotinto”. *Photo from Wikipedia July 5 is Independence Day, celebrating the independence of Venezuela from Spain in 1811 (Also National Armed Forces Day). The history of Venezuela reflects events in areas of the Americas colonized by Spain starting 1522; amid resistance from indigenous peoples, led by Native caciques (*cacique: a leader of an indigenous group), such as Guaicaipuro and Tamanaco. However, in the Andean region of western Venezuela, complex Andean civilization of the Timoto-Cuica people flourished before European contact. In 1811, it became one of the first Spanish-American colonies to declare independence,


I don’t have a fear of moving somewhere else. I don’t care about one’s nationality or skin color.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to: itokuhashi@myeyestokyo.com   Clara Nakazato (Venezuela) Venezuelan cuisine instructor (She’s been in Japan since ’95) The 4th interviewee of “MET × Niki’s Kitchen” is Clara Nakazato, a woman from Venezuela, South America. She is encompassing, envelopes her students in a warm hug. Her Japanese husband has a warm personality as well as Clara and the couple creates an aura of peace and harmony. Clara never builds a wall. She has no hesitation about anything. She tries any food even if it’s new to her. To people as well, she never distinguishes people by race,