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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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#230- Topanga Canyon (L.A.) = Conscious Community [A supermodel Angela Lindvall] (@SENKEN-SHIMBUN /daily newspaper for fashion business)

Oops… my new column is on the Senken-Shimbun today… I guess my editor couldn’t wait to publish it (my new column supposed to publish on Dec 15th)… :)

Anyway, my new column came out today (December 5, 2013) in Japan on the site of Senken-Shimbun (the major Japanese fashion trade newspaper http://www.senken.co.jp).

You can click on my face logo on the front page of this site (http://www.senken.co.jp) for a couple of days (A couple of days later, you can click on here at my column page http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf ).
Even though you don’t read Japanese you can see scoop photos, please visit at http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf/24055/
Here is my translation into English from Japanese.

On Senken+
(http://www.senken.co.jp )
Updated on December 5, 2013 (in Japan)

“I Love Los Angeles by Yoko Fujimoto” (title of my column series)
http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf

By Yoko Fujimoto Writer in Los Angeles

Title of the new column: Topanga Canyon (L.A.) = Conscious Community
(http:/…

#229- Spring 2014 L.A. (@SENKEN-SHIMBUN /daily newspaper for fashion business)

This is my last post in 2013, because I am going to take a winter vacation, and I will be in Japan for 40 days.

Before my winter vacation, I would like to share the scoop about “Spring 2014 L.A. Fashion Market Week” with you.
As you know, I always appreciate people who gave me scoop or useful information for my articles & readers. So I always translate my articles into English from Japanese (or into Japanese from English).
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The other day, the article about the Spring 2014 L.A. Fashion Market Week came out on Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion trade newspaper, similar to WWD and California Apparel News).

I translated the article into English from Japanese. Please read below and enjoy it!


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Senken-Shimbun On November 14, 2013 (in Japan)
By Yoko Fujimoto, writer in Los Angeles


Wild color& design Spring 2014 L.A. Fashion Market Week
Individuality shows


Spring 2014 L.A. Fashion Market Week held in the Fashion District in Los Angeles, U.S.A. during mid-October for four days.
At this t…

#228- Bel-Air (L.A.) = Elegant [Bel-Air Film Festival] (@SENKEN-SHIMBUN /daily newspaper for fashion business)

Today, my new column came out on the site of Senken-Shimbun (the major Japanese fashion trade newspaper http://www.senken.co.jp ) .

You can click on my face logo on the front page of this site for a couple of days (A couple of days later, you can click on here at my column page http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf ).
If you don’t read Japanese, but you want to see scoop photos, please visit at http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf/22408/
Here is my translation into English from Japanese.

On Senken+

(http://www.senken.co.jp )
Updated on November 16, 2013 (in Japan)

“I Love Los Angeles by Yoko Fujimoto” (title of my column series)
http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf
By Yoko Fujimoto
Writer in Los Angeles


Title of the new column: Bel-Air (L.A.) = Elegant
(http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf/22408/)
“Beverly Hills” is a famous town for gathering wealthy people, and next door “Bel-Air” is the town where also many multi-millionaires are living, and it’s a historic area as the luxur…

#227- East Side (L.A.)=Alternative Lifestyles (@SENKEN-SHIMBUN /daily newspaper for fashion business)

Since March 2006, I have been living in Los Feliz.

I love East Side of Los Angeles. This area gives me the energy of “something different”.
The other day, my friend who is a fashion designer, Ms. Peri Donch (PERI http://www.perithelabel.com) invited me to her sample sale party at her apartment in this area.
Peri: We are having another fabulous sample sale party! Me: Sounds like fun like last time at Laura’s house. I’ll be there!

Peri: Great!

Me: And another great news for you! I can write about you guys in Senken-Shimbun! Peri: We would love it! I have so much to show you..!

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Today, my new column on the site of Senken-Shimbun (the major Japanese fashion trade newspaper http://www.senken.co.jp ) came out about this sample sale party.

You can click on my face logo on the front page of this site for a couple of days (A couple of days later, you can click on here at my column page http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf).
Only 600 words in Japanese… it’s a small column, but it’s a great scoop …

#226- Happy Crowd at GALLERIE SPARTA

My fabulous friend & Celebrity Psychic, Mr. Ron Bard (http://www.ronbard.com) invited me to Jane Seymour - Red Carpet Opening Night Reception at GALLERIE SPARTA (http://www.galleriesparta.com) on October 3rd.

Ron is a fun person to hang out with. He has many fabulous friends in town.
His great friend who is an owner of GALLERIE SPARTA, Mr. Stephan Sparta (he is also an architect & an interior designer http://www.stephanspartadesign.com) has many fabulous friends as well.
I had a fabulous time with them at this party.
Ron, Stephan and Jane brought “Happy Crowd” at GALLERIE SPARTA.
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Ms. Jane Seymour is so beautiful and sweet that she walked around and said hi to everyone.
She welcomed everyone with hearty shake hands.
Her paintings are amazing. Most of her paintings are flowers. (I love flowers!)
There are so many pretty pink in her art works. (I love pink!)

Especially, my favorite painting is “Portrait of Rose”.

Stephan: You can have the “Portrait of Rose”. It is only $ 2,950.00 an…

#225- West Hollywood = California Dream [Butterflyzebra] (@SENKEN-SHIMBUN /daily newspaper for fashion business)

Have you been to the “Sunset Strip”?(I wrote a post on April 29, 2012 about it at http://yokofujimoto.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-sunset-boulevard.html .)

As you know, the Sunset Strip is the name given to the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California.

The Sunset Strip is my favorite street in Los Angeles.
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Today, my new column on the site of Senken-Shimbun (the major Japanese fashion trade newspaper http://www.senken.co.jp ) came out about my favorite street “Sunset Strip” and my favorite friend “Ms. Liza Stewart”.
You can click on my face logo on the front page of this site for a couple of days (A couple of days later, you can click on here at my column page http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf).
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Ms. Liza Stewart… I became friend with her in 2010 after I interviewed her for Senken-Shimbun. Since 2010, we have been chatting here and there with lunch & drink about our life (career, love life, food, art etc).
We always have many fab…

#224- What do you think of Japan?

Area 51, Fukushima nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy & strategy toward the world, JAPAN’s policy regarding the Syria situation…

Last couple of weeks, I was working for the Japanese weekly magazine “Shukan Gendai” (by the largest Japanese publisher, Kodansha Ltd.http://kodansha.cplaza.ne.jp/wgendai).

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On September 9, 2013 in Japan, the feature article came out on “Shukan Gendai”.

“What intellectual people in the world think of Japan?”
I interviewed three people in U.S.A. for this article.

A senior defense analyst at the RAND Corporation, A former scientist of the department of radiation biology at UCSF, and A news anchor of the KTLA 5 Morning News (former CNN correspondent).
Our questions are…
1) In the latest crisis to strike the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has discovered that 300 tons (nearly 72,000 gallons) of highly radioactive water has leaked from a holding tank into the ground over the past month.
Ho…

#223- My thoughts about living in the U.S.A.

I have a Japanese blog.

Some blog posts are the same as my posts in my English blog (here), but sometimes I write a special post in my Japanese blog.
Today, I translated my Japanese blog post (on September 2, 2013 in Japan) into English.
I would like to share it with you.
Please read below.
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Japanese blog
From L.A.by Yoko Fujimoto
My thoughts about living in the U.S.A.
(http://fromla.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2013/09/la-8eee.html)
Posted on September 1, 2013
The other day (July 30, 2013), as I wrote about my columns of Rafu Shimpo (a Japanese-English language newspaper based in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, USA. The paper began in 1903. Rafu Shimpo is at http://www.rafu.com/), I used to write a column every month on the front page in Rafu Shimpo (the column is called “Jishin” / 20 reporters & writers are writing by a daily shift).

Between November 2002 and April 2008, I wrote a column every month in Rafu Shimpo.

Today, I was reading my old columns and I found one old column which has…