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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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#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…