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I am a Japanese American ballet dancer, YouTube Artist, FCI Reporter. ロサンゼルス育ち、現在ニューヨーク在住のバレエ・ダンサー、ユーチューブ・アーティスト、FCI のリポーターです。日本には住んだ事はありませんが、日本語と日本の文化が大好きです!

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Superstar Artists of the Future! @ EXPG NY


 Superstar Artists of the Future! @ EXPG New York 
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Today's TV episode will feature up and coming young and extremely talented Japanese dancers & vocalists! I visited EXPG New York, a.k.a. Exile Professional Gym, which is a dance studio that was created by popular Japanese vocal and dance unit/band EXILE and record label Avex Group. Boys from all over Japan auditioned for "Global Japan Challenge", which fifteen would have the opportunity to train in New York City (both dance and vocals) for three years to become an international artist. In this episode, you will get to see a glimpse of their personal lives and their amazing vocal and dance skills! I additionally interviewed Ayumu Imazu (pictured left above) and Masafumi Okamoto (picture right above) on their thoughts and passion for becoming a #1 artist.
Watch the full episode in English & Japanese by clicking HERE!

今日はEXILEとAvex Group共催のオーディション、「GLOBAL JAPAN CHALLENGE」に合格した
透き通るとても綺麗な歌声と素敵な笑顔の岡本雅史くんのup close and personalなインタビューも★


I have to add that I was in awe of their extremely polite manners and strong ambitions. As I was observing their class, I could tell that they thought of each other as rivals but also teammates with a strong bond. When Ayumu battled against fellow child stars at Amateur Night, the other members were so supportive by cheering him on and sending encouraging words. Ayumu's performance blew me away, especially because he had such incredible and beautiful vocals only at the age of fourteen! Masafumi also had a bright, positive personality with a strong mindset and goal. The feeling he put into his singing was so pure and genuine, and I am sure that his voice will be one that'll be heard by thousands. This is only the very beginning for all of them, and I believe they'll have a lot to adjust to including the language, schoolwork, and surroundings... However, their true desire to become an international artist will definitely lead their way to achieve their dreams.



Let's all support and look out for these incredible, young talents!! :)

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October 31, 2014 2:00 AMComment(0)

Trendylicious: Hot Spot @ High Line!


 Trendylicious: Hot Spot @ High Line! 


The High Line is one the most famous and popular places to visit in New York City. They have been expanding this area over the past five and a half years, and it has finally finished last month!★
Come along with me as we take you from one end of this linear park to the other, sharing the best spots to spend time and make memories with your loved ones.

Watch the full TV episode in English & Japanese by clicking HERE!

おすすめスポットや最新情報など☆ ハイラインを端から端までご紹介します♪


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October 28, 2014 6:40 PMComment(0)

Halloween Events in New York! 2014


 Halloween 2014 Events in New York! 


It's almost Halloween! Have you already decided on your costume, where you want to go, or what you want to do to celebrate? :D In this episode, you will get to see a variety of Halloween events happening in various parts of New York. Each event has its own unique features and attractions which are popular among families, friends, and couples. 
Find where you can have a blast this Halloween by checking out the full video HERE!





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October 24, 2014 8:01 PMComment(0)

Trendylicious: Fall Makeup 2014 @ MAC Cosmetics!


 Trendylicious: Fall 2014 Makeup! 

TD flmkpth.jpgIn this Trendylicious episode, I visited MAC PRO Store by MAC Cosmetics in New York City to find out about the hottest Fall makeup trends for 2014! When you think of Fall makeup, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the staple smokey eye and dark lips. However, this year is slightly different and has a unique approach. I asked MAC's Director of Makeup Artistry, Mr. Romero Jennings about what is the new trend that we're seeing this season, and how anyone can easily take it in. :) He shared some very unique looks tailored for each inidividual that brings out your own natural features. Get some awesome tips from the pro and check out the full video in English and Japanese by clicking HERE!

今回の「トレンディlicious」では、MAC Cosmetics(マック・コスメティックス)の




romerojennings_melodee.jpg I had an incredible time filming this episode and learned awesome tips I never knew before!
Thank you so much, Romero!! :)


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October 3, 2014 9:26 AMComment(0)

US Open 2014 錦織圭選手 全米オープン決勝戦!


The Grand Slam US Open Singles Final 2014 took place this past Monday, September 8th at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York! Last year was my first time going there, and I had the opportunity to interview the top tennis players in the world such as Rodger Federer and Rafael Nadal. This year was especially special for thousands of Japanese tennis fans because Kei Nishikori was one of the two finalists AND the first male from Asia to get to the US Open Finals!


op2.jpgThe picture from above is right when I got to the stadium, a couple hours before the game. The area was literally *packed* by 4pm since the game was set to start in an hour.


op1.jpgI saw crowds of people gathered in front of this Men's Singles tournament board, where it lists the names of all the players. With only one game left, the name "Nishikori" (left) and "Cilic (right)" was written in the center- one which will be crowned as the champion of the US Open for this year. As I was interviewing people who came to see the game, some mentioned that the two finalists were a bit unexpected. Since 2005's Australia Open till last year, it was always one of the "Big Four" players (Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Murray) who had won the title. However, Nadal (last year's champion) did not take part in the US Open this year, and the rest did not make it to the final round. World #1 Djokovic was defeated by Nishikori and Federer was upset by Cilic, making the final two players young newcomers, ages 24 and 25. With this surprising outcome, many have mentioned that a new generation has come into the tennis world.

トーナメント表の決勝戦の枠に、NISHIKORI vs CILICの文字が!!

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I rooted for Kei Nishikori from beginning to end while interviewing the  audience on their thoughts about the game. Nishikori was falling behind, but in response, I felt a great amount of energy, support, and uplifting words for the player. People from various ethnicities cheered and rooted for Nishikori as he strived to win.

Unfortunately, Nishikori did not win the title, but coming this far into the game with his true skills, dedication, and passion was something that gave so much encouragement to Japan and the world. I could not believe the fact that he had been suffering from injuries and even had a surgery on his right toe very recently. No matter what condition or circumstances he may have to face, this man is definitely a fighter all the way. He made history that will be remembers for many, many years.

Right after the game, I went to the press conference to interview Kei Nishikori himself. Unfortunately this episode will not be uploaded online due to credentials, but here are some of his words that he gave in return to my questions. I asked him, "What would you personally say is your strength that brought you this far, even through all the obstacles and challenges you have had to face?" To that, he answered "I grew a lot stronger through each game, and I believe that helped me a lot both mentally and physically. I am beginning to be able to play how I've always wanted to, and I believe that if I continue my training diligently, good results will come out in return." To my question where I asked where he would like to be next, he answered "to never forget this feeling so that I can come back and win the Grand Slam next time." His strong words and eyes when he answered my questions is something that was so inspiring and truly unforgettable.






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September 10, 2014 4:44 PMComment(0)