When we walk on the streets, Harlem guys say “You are gorgeous!” even if we don’t put on makeup and look bad. It makes us really happy.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to: itokuhashi@myeyestokyo.com   Kimiko Matsuo Coordinator/Graphic Desiner of Harlem Connection, Inc. (She’s been in the US since November, 2002) This is the second interview in New York. We introduce you a woman who works as Tommy Tomita’s right hand. Kimiko Matsuo is in charge of the Harlem tour booking, tour guiding and producing of tommytomita.com. Also she teaches Japanese language at a high school in Harlem. In addition, she is a member of the “Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir” and feels black people’s heritage with all her senses. This is a story about “Women, Harlem and New


If you’re trying to change something out of you, you spend your whole life on it. So it’s easier to change yourself.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to: itokuhashi@myeyestokyo.com   Shoko Matsuda Export sales manager of a vegetable company (She’s been in the US since 2000) She looks very funny, doesn’t she? Shoko Matsuda is originally from Osaka Prefecture, western Japan. Generally speaking, Osaka people try to outdo each other with how much they can make others laugh. She went across the ocean and joined the vegetable trading company in Salinas, California as an intern about 7 years ago. Since then, she has been working as a “bridge” between Japan and the US. What has she seen and what has she


I felt I was not accepted by either Japanese society or by mainstream American society.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to: info@myeyestokyo.com   Yuri Kageyama Tokyo Correspondent for The Associated Press (Born in Japan and educated in the U.S.) Today’s interviewee is very, very experienced journalist. Ms. Yuri Kageyama is a Tokyo correspondent for The Associated Press, or AP, a world-famous news agency. She has grown up in a bicultural environment, Japan and the U.S. She’s been transmitting what’s happening in Japan to rest of the world for a long time. *Interview in Kichijoji *Photos by Mari Sakamoto 日本語   “You’re not an assistant. You’re a reporter.” I have been with The AP


If you don’t do anything, nobody will give you a job.

Interviewed & written by Isao Tokuhashi Mail to: itokuhashi@myeyestokyo.com   Nana Hirsch Sound Engineer (She’s been in US since January 2001) This is our 1st episode of Japanese who live in abroad. Nana Hirsch left Japan to the United States about six years ago and she has worked really hard ever since to realize her dream. She looks like a little girl, but she is really tough. This is the special interview “My Eyes America”. *Interview in Yokohama *Edited by Daniel Penso 校正協力:ダニエル・ペンソ 日本語   I can’t think about US easily like before I arrived in the US on January