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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.

#253- Time goes by fast!

As I mentioned in my last blog post, “my New Year resolution is very simple. Yes, simple is best”…


Yes… simple is best… I have been working working working… since I wrote my last blog post, ONE WORD… working.


111 HOURS worked for TBS TV (major Japanese TV staion, similar to ABC, NBC or CBS) news program ‘HODOTOKUSHU ( )” (similar to 20/20) regarding the U.S. sailors vs. TEPCO etc. lawsuit story (I interviewed one sailor and one lawyer on TV / aired on March 7th in Japan).


116.25 HOURS worked for TBS TV (same above) regarding the some murder cases (I interviewed one assistant professor, one prosecutor, one lawyer and one teen girl / will air on March 21st in Japan).


4 places I went to (Long Beach, Missouri, San Francisco and Oxnard).

6 people I interviewed with on TV camera.




4 articles in Senken-Shimbun (paper version, major fashion business newspsper in Japan).


2 columns in Senken-Shimbun (website version, major fashion business newspaper in Japan ).


15 places I visit for these articles.

48 people I interviewed with for a newspaper.

And ... more over

I translated the 96 pages into Japanese from English for a lawyer...

So… Ah… I am not able to translate all materials into English from Japanese at this time… sorry people who I interviewed with… (Please call me if you want me to translate the materials which you were involved in.)


By the way, time goes by fast…


Today is in Japan… the anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 11, 2011)…


I really think that time goes by fast…
Time (Life) is very important more than anything…

I hope you are enjoying today :)


By Yoko Fujimoto
Los Angeles
March 10, 2015
Copyright © 2015 Yoko Fujimoto 

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#271-Why people fight?

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About profit?

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About religion?

About ethnicity?

About statism?

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People don’t want to change for others…

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#144- To my people, Japanese people 米国より東日本大震災(東北地方太平洋沖地震)被災者および日本の皆様へメッセージ / 海外セレブからのお見舞い&応援メッセージ -Pray for Japan(日本に祈りを捧げます)-

Sorry folks, Today, I am going to write a message in Japanese, in my native language to Japanese people. If you read Japanese, please do.

I am going to write my thoughts for Japan &Japanese people and sending prayers to Japan & people in Japan.


P.S. I am going to write in English next time. xoxo Y

******** My Japanese blog :

From LA by 藤本庸子      




*** 米国でも多くの人が心を痛めており、皆様のご無事を願っています




*** 米国在住の私に出来ることを考えてみました


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