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I am from Tokyo, Japan and have been living in Los Angeles since 1990.
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#219- My two articles on July 25 in Japan (@SENKEN-SHIMBUN & @Weekly Gendai)

Yesterday in Japan (July 25, 2013), my two articles came out in Japan.

Article #1 is in Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion trade newspaper).
Article #2 is in Shukan Gendai (Kodansha, major Japanese publishing company’s weekly magazine).
#1: You are interested in Denim or Fashion business? Then, please read “Article #1: Kingpins Show in L.A.” below.

#2: You are interested in Psychic or Japan?Then, please read “Article #2: Another big disaster in Japan?” below + below.
If you are not into fashion or psychic, stop reading right here. Have a nice day :)


*** Article #1: Kingpins Show in L.A.
July 9th and 10th, I was at the KINGPINS SHOW (www.kingpinsshow.com the KINGPINS SHOW is a boutique global denim and jeans supply chain show).

Again (I wrote about this many times in the past), I love KINGPINS SHOW, because the owner of this show Mr. Andrew Olah is the best = this show is the best!

Again + Again (I wrote about this many times in the past), Like attracts like…This word is for this show.
Any…

#218- When Mr. Ron Robinson (a president of Ron Robinson at Fred Segal) was in high school…(@SENKEN-SHIMBUN /daily newspaper for fashion business)

As I promised with you in my previous post, I translated the article of Mr. Ron Robinson’s story about his high school period into English from Japanese.

Today (July 12th in Japan / Japan is ahead 16 hours of Los Angeles), the new teen magazine “Senken Petite-h” by Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion trade newspaper) came out in Japan.
I wrote a special interview article about Mr. Ron Robinson (who is a president of Ron Robinson at Fred Segal / APOTHIA at Fred Segal / Ron Robinson Inc. http://www.ronrobinson.com) in this magazine.
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Here is my translation in English.
“Senken Petite-h” magazine
July 12, 2013 (summer issue)

Back in high school

“I got what I want by myself.”

The president of Ron Robinson at Fred Segal / APOTHIA at Fred Segal Mr. Ron Robinson

Interview & Text & Photo by Yoko Fujimoto (A freelance writer in Los Angeles)
“Fred Segal” is a long time established, famous, celebrity endorsement boutique in Los Angeles (L. A.). They have stylish and fashion forward products suc…

#217- Are you a fabulous business person?

I used to work at Entrepreneur Media Inc. (Entrepreneur Magazine) as a staff writer, so I can tell who is a good business person and who is not.

For 6 and a half years I have been working in Entrepreneur Media Inc., and I have been working as a freelance writer on the side… I am a good business person, huh!ha ha… :)
[Who is a good business person?]


#1: Quick response!
I am noticing that successful (busy) people always reply to an email right away, which means they respect & care for people and they think quick (smart) to everything.
#2: Think like a business owner!

Of course, most of successful people are business owners. But…even though people are not a business owner, they always think like a business owner, which means they will bring a big picture and a good solution.
#3: Passion! Passion! Passion!

You know what I mean :)
[Who is a bad business person?]


#1: No response…
I am noticing that bad business people always reply to an email slow or no reply, which means they don’t respect &…