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I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#141- CODE C

The other day, I met the owner of CODE C (at the Sunset Plaza), Andrea at the Designers & Agents (the apparel trade show) and I thought, “he and his boutique is perfect for my assignment for the special article about casual wear & jeans from overseas (this special article is only twice a year from L.A. by me) for Senken-Shimbun / newspaper (major Japanese fashion trade newspaper, similar to WWD and California Apparel News).”

Same day at night, Andrea wrote me a nice email, “It was nice to meet you.”

Yes, he is very humble and he has great energy! Yes, he is perfect for my article!

So, I asked Andrea in my reply email, “Are you interested in appear in Senken-newspaper for the special article regarding casual wear & jeans from overseas? ” He said, Yes!

The article came out on yesterday, February 18th in Japan. So I translated my article in English from my original article in Japanese. Please see below.

This translation is my rough translation. My Japanese article is much mu…

#140- At the Miyako Hybrid Hotel

Today, the president of the Miyako Hybrid Hotel, Mr. Akimasa Yoneda invited me to have a lunch with him at the Gonpachi restaurant at this hotel in Torrance.

Mr.Yoneda and I had a great time :)

The lunch was very delicious. Salad, Miso soup, Omakase Sushi (Omakase means, “Chef's choice”) , Green tea, Kuzumochi (Kuzumochi is a mochi cake made of kuzuko)& Green tea Ice cream and Coffee. Oh…I was in heaven :)

Mr.Yoneda is a wonderful businessman and he has knowledge and know how for many things. I was very impressed with him, how he made this hotel wonderful and what he does for this hotel.

For example, how to prevent noise from the next door, outside and air conditioner (they have special treatment for the wall, electrical outlet, double paned window, air conditioner with four pipes treatment), how to negotiate with his venders (focus on how fast he can get what he wants), how to make beautiful hotel (yes, I love the design/style/color of this hotel, it’s very chic and sophisti…