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New York Fashion Week


September was a month full of events for me, one of them being New York Fashion Week! The highlight of the week for me was certainly being able to greet Zac Posen (who I've always watched on Project Runway) and for shooting for an exciting project!
今月は世界4大ファッションショーの一つ、「ニューヨーク・ファッション・ウィーク」でした!私が大好きなファッション系番組のjudgeとしても大人気のZac Posenとのトークショーに参加して来ました♪


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世界中からファッショニスタが集まるため、メイクもいつになく派手!! &濃い!!! メイクさんに聞いた話では、去年はbraids(編み)スタイルのヘアが大人気だったのですが、今年は力を抜いたeffortlessなスタイルが人気とのこと!

I had the honor of having a fitting with one of the designers to wear to her fashion week. Her runway was an awesome combination of unique, colorful designs and edgy music!
デザイナーさんとフィッティングを行い、彼女のランウェイルックを着てショーの見学にも行かせていただきました。遊び心があるユニークなデザインと、エッジーな音楽に合わせてとってもクールで素敵なランウェイでした!

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I don't have the height of a model, but so many of these fashion lovers inspire me to challenge myself to various looks and be more adventurous. I can't wait to explore and dip my toes into the upcoming trends! :)
ニューヨークのこの時期は、世界中からおしゃれな人たちが沢山集まりますが、そんな人たちの中に身を置く事で新しい大きなエネルギーをもらえます。背が低い私でも、新しいスタイルにどんどん挑戦できる様なポジティブな気持ちにさせてくれます!そして同時に、ニューヨークという街の力強さも実感できる素敵なファッションウィークでした。


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September 19, 2017 3:13 PM

Adopting Lia・アダプトする事について

Today, I'd like to share about adopting a furry friend. My brother adopted a dog three years ago, so since then, I've been researching a lot about rescue groups and how I can help serve the community...

今回は、アダプトについてお話したいと思います。3年前に兄が犬をアダプトし、それからずっと
レスキュー団体について調べる事&ヘルプする事を始めました。

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..and it has been a year now since I adopted my doggie, Lia!

私が愛犬の「リア」をアダプトして、先日一年になりました!

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Lia was found on the streets on LA near a dumpster, and after she was rescued, I had her flown over to NYC. Here is what she looked like (below) when she first came to me. It seemed as though she didn't want to live anymore because she was extremely thin and ill. She wouldn't eat, barely had the energy to walk, and was fearful of human beings. :(

リアは1年ほど前にロサンゼルスのゴミ捨てエリアでレスキューされ、NYに連れて来てもらった子です。
初めて会った時はとにかく背骨の出っ張りが分かるほど細くて食欲もなく、病気もあり、まともに歩く事もできず、とにかく人に怯えていました。

IMG_1861.PNGFor the first month or so, she would always step back whenever someone approached her. It was an automatic reaction she had which I believe came from being abused by someone (I could tell by her injured nose and expression). Therefore, I made sure to approach her very gently and slowly in a low position, letting her know that she would be okay being around me and that there was nothing to be scared of.

最初の1ヶ月ほどは、人が近づくと必ず逃げていました。鼻には叩かれた様な傷もあったので、きっと頻繁に人に叩かれたり、蹴られたりされた経験からの行動だと思いました。ゆっくり、静かにアプローチを続けて、「人が近くに来ても怖くないんだよ。」という事を何度も教え、少しづつ距離を縮めていきました。

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Lia always hid in the corner of a room, so I got her a little "home" so that she could have her own space for a while. I no longer need to use this today, but back then, it was very helpful because I could still see what she was doing from a distance (since it's see-through), and she could also see her surroundings while feeling comfortable. She didn't need to be worried of who or what may come into her private space, so it allowed her to rest well and eat more at her own pace.

このように彼女だけの落ち着けるスペースを作り、この中で少しづつご飯も食べられるようになりました。

She started opening up to me as the days went by, and although it took several months, she started to enjoy walks again! (In the very beginning, I had to wear clunky shoes to attract her attention and have her follow me.) She now runs along with my brother's doggie as well!

徐々に徐々に、本当に少しづつ心を開いてくれるようになり、半年後にやっとリア専用の部屋も要らなくなりました。

IMG_1485.JPGNow, she begs for food with twinkling eyes, runs with me at full force at the park, and sleeps in my arms at night. I truly could not be more thankful that she came into my life, and I hope that she feels the same. :) It is absolutely life-changing to see her grow (both mentally and physically!)... and I hope that you can rescue or help spread the word about adopting and the importance of caring for these innocent furry friends, too.

最初はほぼ歩かなかった子が、今ではしっぽを降って「外に連れて行って!」とおねだりまでしてくれます。毎日キラキラしたお目目で「おやつ欲しい!」を訴え、公園を全力で走りまわり、夜は私のベットの真ん中でスヤスヤと眠ってくれる、普通の犬に生まれ変わってくれました。
本当に幸せな気持ちでいっぱいです。

シェルターには、助けを待っている沢山の子たちがいます。
もし将来、犬&猫を飼う事を考えておられる方は、是非一度シェルターに足を運んで頂けると嬉しいです。一匹でも多くの子達に幸せが舞い降ります様に願っています✨

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July 4, 2017 6:25 PM

Summer is Here!

Happy June!I can't believe Summer is already here. Lately, I've been quite busy going back and forth to Japan and the states for my own social media work, and it's been amazing being able to explore various food, locations, and places to film. (I can't reveal what I visited Japan for yet, but it'll be released soon!) Here are a couple of delicate and delicious Japanese food photos for your pleasure. :D

6月、いよいよ夏ですね!最近は日本への出張が多くなり、様々な日本料理、珍しい撮影スポットなどに行く機会が増え、日本を満喫しています。今日は、日本での写真を少しシェアします♪

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Thumbnail image for IMG_9724.JPGI unfortunately have very limited time during these business trips, but what makes every visit so awesome is definitely the food. I can take photos forever because of the beautiful presentation! (Although I ate some of the dishes from the course before snapping a photo...) Japan has various speciality restaurants, and this time I was able to visit a healthy tofu place where you could also see the Tokyo Tower.

ビジネストリップだとどうしても時間が限られてしまいますが、やっぱり日本食は外せません!
お豆腐がメインのヘルシーレストランで、外には東京タワーも見え、「和」の雰囲気を存分に楽しめる素敵なところでした。

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ホテルのお部屋からも東京タワーが見えました♪

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Back in New York now for a little bit before another business trip this month!

ニューヨークもすっかり暑くなってきたので、夏ファッション!
また今月もビジネストリップが続きますが、温かくなりトラベルが楽しい季節になりました。^_^
又、様々な場所の写真をアップしたいと思います。

I hope you all have a wonderful early Summer season!

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June 1, 2017 11:07 AM

Beautiful Japan

Hi, everyone! 2017 has already been a year full of constant traveling for me for work which has been keeping me quite busy, but I thought I'd share some of my new favorite spots I discovered in Japan in this post!

2017年に入ってから仕事で様々な場所へトラベルしているのですが、
今回は日本に行った時のお気に入りショットをいくつかシェアしたいと思います★


A place called "Kamakura" in Japan is about 40 minutes from Tokyo by train, but it was my first time ever going there. The photo above is the Meigetsu-in temple in Kita-Kamakura, and I was appalled by the beauty of this place. The peak-through window to the garden has a different "face" for each season because you can see the foliage in the Fall, bright greens and ajisai flowers in the Summer, snow in the Winter, and sakura in the Spring! I recommend visiting early in the morning because there won't be as many people and you'll get to enjoy the calm and quiet environment.

日本にステイしている間に行った場所の一つが...「鎌倉」!
以前から良いところだと聞いてはいましたが、実際に行ったのは今回が初めて★
北鎌倉「明月院」の窓から覗く借景はとても美しく、幻想的でした。


Hokokuji was one of the most relaxing and refreshing places I've ever been to. It was a serene area full of bamboo trees reaching towards the sky that never seemed to end. I've seen this place numerous times in photos and have always wanted to go, so being there in person (especially when the weather and temperature was great!) was such a surreal experience. You can enjoy authentic matcha and wagashi (Japanese confectionery) here as well, so it's a perfect place to come with friends, family, or your significant other. I was told that this place is terrific for photos and it's known also known to be a popular "healing spot." To be honest, I did get a bit emotional inside because it was so beautiful and brought back many wonderful memories. :) I literally have hundreds of photos I took in Kita-Kamakura and Kamakura, but here are a few more!

写真で何度も見たことがあった報国寺へ!
どこまでも高く伸びる竹、鶯が啼く声、そして美味しい抹茶と和菓子。
NYのマンハッタンとは正反対な(笑)、とても落ち着く、癒しの場所でした♪

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日本は季節によって、全く違う風景を楽しむことができます★
これからも日本の色々な場所へ足を運び、新たな日本を発見し発信していきたいです。
I hope you enjoyed the photos, and thank you for reading! :)

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April 5, 2017 8:34 AM

Visiting Japan and Fuji Television!

During the month of January, I flew to Japan for work! I was able to meet with various business-related individuals and old friends + enjoyed my own time by visiting places I've always wanted to go to in Japan. I also was able to visit Fuji Television once again and reunited with ex-members of the FCI New York family who now work there! :)

1月に仕事で半年ぶりに日本へ行ってきました!
いつもお世話になっています沢山の仕事関係の方々、懐かしい友達、行きたかった場所の訪問などなど、
プライベートの時間もたっぷり楽しめた訪日となりました。
そして、今回再びフジテレビ本社にお邪魔させて頂き、
懐かしいFCI元ニューヨークメンバーの方々と再会する事もできました!

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Outside Fuji Television! This massive building looks incredible in real life. I have to say I was freezing though because it's right by the beach and the wind was crazy this day!
(The temperature in Japan was insanely low during my stay in Japan but apparently bounced back up right after I left... T_T smh)

フジテレビ本社の外で!何度も見ているのですが、下から見上げるとやはり迫力があります。
海風が非常に強く、外は凍えるほど寒い日でした。(><)
実は、私が日本に到着してから寒波到来、日本を離れた途端、春の様な気候になったとか。。。
日頃の行いのせいでしょうか?

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I had the wonderful opportunity of exploring various studios and control rooms to learn how everything comes to be. It's definitely a completely different experience seeing a broadcast go "live" from the creators' point of view. It's certainly a huge team effort that involves hundreds, and literally every second counts in the TV industry.

様々なスタジオ、コントロールルームなどなど案内して頂きました
番組一つ一つが作られていく過程を細かく学ばせてもらい、
実際に作業されている現場は、やはり何時も緊張感で背筋が伸びます。

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This is the view outside the Fuji TV dining area! You can see the beautiful city landscape, beautiful Rainbow Bridge, and even the Statue of Liberty replica towards the bottom of the photo! It was a very nostalgic lunch with the Fujisankei family, and of course the Japanese cuisine was delicious!

フジテレビの食堂の外にはこんな素晴らしい景色が広がっています
美しい街の風景、レインボーブリッジ、そして下の方にお台場版の自由の女神まで見えます★
お昼ご飯もとても美味しく楽しいお話と共に頂きました。ご馳走様でした!!


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Here is none other than the lovely Ms. Chiyo Abe who I had the honor of working with at FCI NY! :) She has taught me so much during our time together and is a wonderful role model in so many ways. Everyone misses her tremendously back in NY including me. Her sweet personality always shines through her smile!

そして数年前までFCI NYに勤務しておられた阿部知代さんにも再会する事ができました!!
いつもFCIをご覧の視聴者さん達から『懐かしい!』というお声が聞こえてきそうです。
リポートの仕方&ナレーションについて、本当にたくさんの事を教えて頂き、
アナウンサーそして女性として、大変憧れの方です。


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I would like to thank every single person I got to meet at Fuji Television! Seeing the immense amount of time, effort, and work that goes on behind the scenes to create spectacular TV programs was a very valuable and memorable experience.
Thank you all so much!!

今回、お会いできるとは思っていなかった沢山の懐かしい方々にも再会することができ、
日本での楽しかった思い出をいっぱい持ってNYに帰りました。
皆様お忙しいところ、貴重なお時間を本当に有難うございました!!


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