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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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#233- Hollywood = Glamour [Randee St Nicholas] (@SENKEN-SHIMBUN /daily newspaper for fashion business)

I used to live in Hollywood (Sunset Blvd. & La Brea Ave.)… I was studying & training at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in West Hollywood and I was having fun with the “Hollywood lifestyle” (partying & clubbing) in 1990’s.

For me… Hollywood = Fun
Hollywood… is my favorite town.

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My new column about “Hollywood” came out on the site of Senken-Shimbun (the major Japanese fashion trade newspaper http://www.senken.co.jp ) on January 28, 2014.
Even though you don’t read Japanese you can see scoop photos, please visit at http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf/28299/


Here is my translation into English from Japanese.

On Senken+
(http://www.senken.co.jp )
Updated on January 28, 2014 (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: Hollywood = Glamour
(http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf/28299/ )

Prince, Whitney Houston, Britney Spears, Ca…

#232- My 40 days winter vacation in Japan… Part 2: Japan = Delicious

Today, I am working on the article about Summer 2014 L.A. Fashion Market Week.


Yes, the weather in L.A is also like a summer since I got back from Japan on the 14th.


But… my brain is still in the winter season in Japan…Here is my Part 2 story of my 40 days winter vacation in Japan.


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I would like to share my best part of my vacation in Japan.


My mom and younger brother are the best. They are good at “Omotenashi” (Omotenashi meaning… A heart felt welcome or hospitality).


They provided me “Delicious Meals” (Any Japanese food is like my daily food from Gelson’s or better!), “Comfortable Bedroom” (I wish I could sleep without any noise like my mom & brother’s house in Tokyo), “Comfortable Bath Time” (Automatic bath system gives me the best bath time), “Fun Trips” (They took me to many places!) and… “Unconditional Love”.


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Here is my Best 3 of my vacation.


#1: Chat & Eat… with my mom & brother




*** Ise Jingu (Ise Grand Shrine):


The most well known shrine in Japan. It is a Shinto shrin…

#231- My 40 days winter vacation in Japan… Part 1: LAX = So L.A.

Happy New Year to you!


I just got back from Tokyo, Japan.


I had a fabulous 40 Days-winter vacation in Japan.


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On Dec 6, 2013 (first day of my vacation)


At my apartment:


I always prepare everything perfect…but it wasn’t on Dec 6th…


While I was talking to my apartment manager, the driver of the PRIME TIME SHUTTLE was waiting for me 30 minutes… (Of course… by accident / PRIME TIME SHUTTLE has changed my pick up time without my permission)


A poor driver, Richard… he waited 30 minutes for me… (AT&T cell phone is not good…my cell phone didn’t ring when Richard called me)


Richard was so kind. He could leave my apartment without me… he said “I called you three times. I was almost left, but you paid by the credit card, so I felt bad if I left. ”


What a nice person he is!



At LAX (#1):


I usually go to LAX 4 hours early for my flight. When I waited and sat for the ticket counter to open, I heard the nice & sophisticated woman’s voice (she was talking to someone on the phone). Her name is Suzann…