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I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#13- My old best friend, Anette found me by Google today…

The other day…I talked back to LAPD officer on the street over my parking problem…oh my god… I know, I shouldn’t do it…I don’t know why I did that…

Yes…I have a short temper…and because of that, I lost many good friends over the years…as you know, one of my best friends, Suzie (I wrote about her in this blog couple of times), she found me this year after eight years no talk/no see each other…

And…today…one of my best friends, Anette found me/called me from New York! Oh my god!!! What a surprise!!!

We were friends since we met at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in 1989 in Los Angeles…and we had been fun together for long time…and she moved to New York and we got a big fight on New Year’s Eve & New Year’s day/1999-2000 in New York…then…I left New York…then our friendship was over at the time…

Anette found me by Google today…I was surprised that she found my cell number…

How did she find me??? Anette mentioned she saw my ad…

What’s ad??? Oh…I remember that I put “NEED A JAPANESE TRANSLATOR?” ad with my cell number( for extra fun with my career) on some web sites last month, that’s why she could find me and called me today…Wow…We can find anything on the internet these days!!!

Anette and I had a great conversation and we promised each other today, we will call each other and see each other from now on. I don’t feel like we didn’t see/talk each other for eight years…Wow!

She said, she was looking for me for couple of years, called Entrepreneur Magazine (I used to work there as a staff writer for six and half years) and my old phone number…(I moved many times all over in O.C. and L.A.)

We always had fun together, party, party and party!!!

“Anette, I am so sorry that I gave up our friendship eight years ago…now I am ready to have a fresh friendship with you!”

I visited her in Christmas and New Year’s time in New York for couple times in the past…this year… I am going to Japan to see my mother and brother for a month in Christmas and New Year’s vacation…, but I will visit her in New York soon in 2009.

Yes, I am so ready to see Anette in 2009. I feel like already having a fresh year/a new year!!!

My late father’s memorial day (Nov 22, 1994) is coming soon…I feel like, my late father is watching me and letting me to have more fun with my great friends!

Life is beautiful!


P.S. By the way, my ad was…Yoko Fujimoto is an experienced writer for Japanese newspapers, magazines, and websites, as well as a journalist for Japanese TV and radio. Yoko is currently interested in freelancing for companies in the U.S., and she would like to use her writing and translation skills to support U.S. businesses. For More Information Contact: Yoko Fujimoto Cell: 323-***-****

I am not going to have a short temper when I am working…so, if you need my help, drop me a line at this blog.

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
Nov 20, 2008

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#271-Why people fight?

Why do human beings keep fighting with each other or fighting wars?

About profit?

About territory?

About religion?

About ethnicity?

About statism?

About collectivism?



Why can’t we talk instead of fight (war)?

People are trying to change others…

People don’t want to change for others…

People think “I am right, you are wrong”…



I was thinking about “how can we resolve issues of terrorism and war in this world, can we talk instead of fighting?”



And then I realized “I need to think about my issue first” (since I moved into my apartment in Montrose one year ago)… yes, I have an issue about my living situation… my upstairs neighbor (64 years old woman who is not working) has been waking me up every night (around 11:15pm, 12:15am and 1:15am) with loud squeezing footsteps (it sounds not normal & regular footsteps) for one year… I had to call police twice, and I fought with this neighbor twice…



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#144- To my people, Japanese people 米国より東日本大震災(東北地方太平洋沖地震)被災者および日本の皆様へメッセージ / 海外セレブからのお見舞い&応援メッセージ -Pray for Japan(日本に祈りを捧げます)-

Sorry folks, Today, I am going to write a message in Japanese, in my native language to Japanese people. If you read Japanese, please do.

I am going to write my thoughts for Japan &Japanese people and sending prayers to Japan & people in Japan.

Love,
Yoko

P.S. I am going to write in English next time. xoxo Y

******** My Japanese blog :

From LA by 藤本庸子      
(http://fromla.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2011/03/pray-for-japan-.html)


東日本大震災(東北地方太平洋沖地震)被災者および日本の皆様へ

このたびの東日本大震災(東北地方太平洋沖地震)により被災されたすべての方々に心からお見舞い申し上げます。そして、犠牲になられた方々とご遺族の皆様に、深くお悔やみを申し上げます。

日本にいらっしゃる皆様、どうかご無事で、早く、安心出来る暮らし、笑顔が戻ってきますように、心からお祈り申し上げます。


*** 米国でも多くの人が心を痛めており、皆様のご無事を願っています

東北・関東地方で起った大震災に心を痛めながら、私は、「米国在住のライターの私に、日本の皆様のために出来ることをしたい」と、こちらで流れるテレビニュースの画面を見つめながら、ずっと考えていました。

そうしていましたら、本日(ロサンゼルス:3月18日/日本:3月19日)、仕事でお付き合いのある茨城県在住の女性(実際にお会いしたことはありません)から、「テレビでも、世界各国からの応援メッセージをもっと放送して欲しい」とメールをいただきました。

早速、私が報道の仕事で関わっている日本のテレビ局、ラジオ局の幹部、報道記者の方々へ、この女性のメッセージを届け、放送に関してのお願いメールを送信致しました。


*** 米国在住の私に出来ることを考えてみました

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I really think that the founder of Kitson, Mr. Fraser Kitson Ross is genius for marketing & business. He knows how to entertain customer, and he knows what L.A. is and how to enjoy L.A.




About Kitson and Fraser, I have written a lot on Senken-Shimbun and LA Celeb (their business closed, but it was a popular Japanese online shopping site), and I also made a story about Kitson on Japanese TV program (TBS TV).



At this time, I interviewed Fraser and wrote an article about Kitson, him and his new store KITROSS on Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion business newspaper).



If you want to know about Kitson, Fraser and KITROSS, read below.

My translation (into English) is not perfect, but my Japanese article is more than perfect, ha ha…; )



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Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion business newspaper)

Article about Kitson and KITROSS by Yoko Fujimoto

Published on paper on June 27, 2016



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