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I am a freelance writer for newspapers,magazines as well as a journalist for TV.
I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#97- My birthday was…

Yoko,

“May your birthday be just the beginning of a year filled with life’s richest joys and happiness.”

Wishing you a very Happy 46th Birthday!

It is amazing that we met over 20- years ago! Of course you look the same…and haven’t changed since we met. I will never forget the day…Should I say…early morning when we first met. I have so many fond memories…from “Go hey cutie”…to “Make up Madness”…to “” stuffing 10-pieces of Sushi” in your mouth…to watching “Japanese drama together”…to “Celebrating many Birthdays”…and it just gets better and better.

We have shared many many laughing attacks…and laughed hard…so hard that my eyes teared up. You always put a smile on my face & warmth in my heart.♡

I feel so luck to have shared so much with my dearest, oldest friend ♡ Yoko……..

It has been such an honor to know you and share a deep bond and sisterhood together!

You are the BEST friend anyone could ever ask for!

Looking forward to sharing many future Birthdays to come♡.

Warmest Birthday Wished& Love,
Suzie
xxooxoxoxx

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Yesterday, it was a perfect birthday with my best friend, Suzie.

Thank god, even though Suzie was busy working with TV project yesterday, she put my birthday things all together.

She picked me up and took me to the sushi bar (SUSHI GEN/ Honda plaza 422 E. Second St. Los Angeles/ 213-617-0552).

I ate soooooooo much delicious sushi and sushi chef (his name is Kazu) gave me a “Tenugui” (a thin Japanese hand towel) as a birthday gift. What a nice Sushi place (I usually go to the other Sushi bars in Hollywood and West Hollywood, but I really loved this place which Suzie’s favorite place)! SUSHI GEN people sang “Happy Birthday” song for me and served me a fruits plate & mochi-ice cream with candle as well.Oh…I am really appreciate with Suzie and SUSHI GEN!

Birthday gifts from Suzie are so fabulous! The birthday card(see above), cute necklace, beautiful book mark, gorgeous stationary box of 10 cards & 10 envelopes with initial Y design, cute two art works from her daughters, CD of Twilight and cookies! Oh…these are my treasure!!! I loved them all!

After dinner, we went to open 24 hours place, Astro Restaurant in Silver Lake for coffee & dessert. We had fun until midnight.

This morning, I woke up with such a nice feeling.

Every day is a new day, but I really feel “special new day” starting from yesterday.

I hope you are having a nice new day too.

By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
March 27, 2010

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#257- SLUT? in L.A.

Do you know about “The Slut”?I mean, “eggslut”?

If you don’t, you will enjoy my column on Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion business newspaper) website.

Here is my translation of my column into English from Japanese.
Enjoy :)

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Published on July 13, 2015 (in Japan)
By Yoko Fujimoto
Writer in Los Angeles

Title of this column: From L.A. “Slut?”
(http://www.senken.co.jp/report/downtown-la-eggslut/)

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