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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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#210- Am I a psychic or an actress?

******** Am I a psychic?

A couple of months ago, I was at the fashion trade show “D&A” for my work (write for a Japanese fashion trade newspaper) and I met a beautiful woman.
This beautiful woman was at the front at D&A.

I asked her, “how do you make beautiful hair style like this?It looks amazing!”
The beautiful woman: Oh… thank you. It’s easy to do it.
Me: Oh… I love your hair style!You look like an actress!
The beautiful woman: Oh… I’m actually an actress!
Me: Wow, I knew it!!!
I am a psychic sometimes. I always have a good instinct, especially for people.
The beautiful woman…her name is Anne Schmidt. She is an actress (www.imdb.me/anneschmidt ).
The other day, Anne had sent me a nice email ,and she invited me to a play “BURN THIS” (by Lanford Wilson directed by Holly Gagnier & starring Jim Parrack) at PLAYHOUSE WEST (http://playhousewest.net/repertory-theater/ ).

Today I went to see this play “BURN THIS”.
Jim Parrack, Anne Schmidt, Phillip Pruitt and Lincoln Hoppe were great. I…

#209- What do you care?

The other day, I had a small talk with a Japanese woman on my Japanese Twitter page.

#1- The Japanese woman: The history recognition is different by the government of the country, so even though I talk with an American about the war, we can’t understand each other. The American is educated by the U.S. government for their good.
#2- My reply to her comment: You are right. Regarding the history recognition, each country people is educated by own country’s government for their good. U.S. and Japan are the same. We don’t need to discuss “which country is right or wrong” about the war, because war is wrong anyway.
#3- The Japanese woman: Regarding the attack on Pearl Harbor, if I say “American government let Japanese military attacked it, because they wanted to try to use atomic bombs”, American is not going to believe what I say, right? So we don’t need to waste our time to talk to each other.
#4- My reply to her comment: People were crazy during the war, because people were trying to protect…

#208- Fall 2013 LA Fashion Market Week!(@SENKEN-SHIMBUN /daily newspaper for fashion business)

Could you imagine? Some people are already thinking about the next fall fashion.

The other day, my article for Senken-Shimbun (major fashion trade newspaper in Japan. Similar to WWD and California Apparel News) regarding Fall 2013 LA Fashion Market Week came out, so I am going to translate the article into English from Japanese on here.
I always translate the article into English for people who I interviewed with. And I always send the copy to them with my words, “Thank you for your time & Good luck to you”.
By the way, my translation is very rough, if you have good English, please edit my translation ;)

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Here you go!
Senken-Shimbun

On April 4, 2013 (in Japan)

Fall 2013 LA Fashion Market Week
The Key is “Something Special”

By Yoko Fujimoto, writer in Los Angeles
Fall 2013 L.A. Fashion Market Week held in Los Angeles Fashion District in Los Angeles, U.S.A. during mid-March for four days. At this time, there were four trade shows, SELECT and TRANSIT at the California Market Center (CMC…

#207- Happy food + Happy family = Happy life

As I wrote about “Food, Clothing and Housing” in my blog on March 3, 2013, I choose food out of these three important things in our lives.

I can trust people who love food, because they always have great energy and smile. They always make me happy.
Last Easter Sunday, I asked my great friend, Keasha about this. Keasha told me, “I’ve never thought about it, ahh… I think… I choose food!” That’s my friend! (By the way, Keasha is a super skinny beautiful woman! She is skinnier than me! My weight is 83 lbs., by the way.)
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I had a great time at Keasha’s mom’s house for Easter dinner party last Sunday.
We (16 people) had a nice dinner. I am very appreciating that Keasha is always including me for her family events. I am the only one who is a friend in the party, but I am an “Auntie Yoko” for Keasha & John’s sons. I love that!I feel an “auntie” in her family.
They always have a lot of delicious food!
Smoked turkey, White fish, many kind of Vegetable dishes, Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit sala…