By Riyaz ul Khaliq
A major U.S. ally in the far-east on Tuesday formally extended support to Venezuelan opposition leader Juan
“We express our clear support for interim President
He said the Japanese government will continue to provide necessary support to the people of Venezuela and neighboring countries affected by the turmoil.
Venezuela has been rocked by protests since Jan. 10 when Nicholas Maduro was sworn in for a second term following a vote boycotted by the opposition.
Several South American countries, Russia and Turkey have also expressed solidarity with Maduro.
The U.S.-led West and countries in Europe have put their weight behind
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