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Katrina Sanguinetti Tachibana

Katrina Sanguinetti Tachibana, is an academic and coordinator of the Multilingual Tourist Administration degree at the University of Playa Ancha. She also serves as president of the Nikkei Corporation for the Valparaíso region. She has been regional director of the National Women's Service, Ministry of Government, National Tourism Service. 

Updated October 2012 

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Nikkei Chronicles #1—ITADAKIMASU! A Taste of Nikkei Culture
Japanese Cuisine in the Nikkei Memory

Oct. 31, 2012 • Katrina Sanguinetti Tachibana

A modest portion of gohan and the smell of Kikkoman soy sauce, with its hexagonal logo, makes me recall my Nikkei origins. Bringing a morsel of Japanese food to my mouth is magical and transports me to those happier times I shared with my grandfather, Noboru Tachibana Kamada of Kagoshima; such memories also served as a reminder of how significant it was for me to be the granddaughter of a Japanese in Chile, an unusual situation in my country because …

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