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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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#256- Emoji?

Do you use Emoji?
If you do, you will love my column on Senken-Shimbun (major Japanese fashion business newspaper) website.

Here is my translation of my column into English from Japanese.
Enjoy about Emoji :)

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Published on June 8, 2015 (in Japan)
By Yoko Fujimoto
Writer in Los Angeles

Title of this column: From L.A. “Emoji?”
(http://www.senken.co.jp/report/oversea/yf/iemoji-la/)

When I attended men’s apparel tradeshows in L.A. such as AGENDA Long Beach Show, LA Men’s Market and VENUE Trade Show, I am surprised that there are many socks brands and they are growing more and more within six months.

American brands, especially the street fashion brands in U.S., most of the new brands used to said, “we are just starting with T-shirts”, but lately since 1-2 years ago, the T-shirts became socks, I mean these days socks is like a canvas for artists and designers.Many for artists and designers are making art on socks.

Last month when I attended the Venue Trade Show I was surprised that “絵文字(Emoji)” i…