Tomoko A. Hosaka

@TomokoHosaka

Economy editor at The Associated Press | @UNITY_JFD board | Past: @Plympton COO, @Ustream News, @AP @DowJones Japan | Northwestern Wildcats superfan

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Playing with one of the new #Sony tablets this morning. This is the clamshell one.

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra speaking now at FCCJ in Tokyo.

View from my hotel in Detroit. That white glow is Kid Rock playing a packed Ford Field.

Strolling down memory lane in Palo Alto. This was a Japanese restaurant back in the 80s that my parents ran.

Big turnout at American Expo college fair. Inspiring to meet so many Japanese students who want to study abroad!

Spotted in Shibuya: Mac Akasaka of the Smile Party. スマイル党のマック赤坂

At Shimizu Tanabata Matsuri. Cuteness all over town! 清水七夕祭りなう。

Japan Cabinet Secretary Edano speaking now, w/ and his wife behind. #july4

Also spotted at July 4 party: National Watermelon Queen 2011.

Just arrived at the US Embassy July 4th party. American cuisine at its finest here.

Boeing 787 gets big welcome in Tokyo.

At Haneda waiting for Boeing Dreamliner. Here's all the media gathered to check out the landing.

Lolitas in London. For a moment, thought I was still in Tokyo.

An unexpected Friday surprise. Just got my 3-yr anniversary plaque from AP.

Watching "Super Cool Biz" fashion show. I support saving energy. But thumbs down to tight cropped pants on men!

Japan spelling bee champ Yuichi Yoshioka gets trip to DC & trophy from . Winning word: presentient

Sitting at the judge's table with at Japan Times Spelling Bee. Spellers about to take the stage!

牛タン。こんなに初めて。Never seen so many cow tongues in one place. #Fukushima

Heavy traffic on northbound Tohoku Expressway. Looks like lots of people heading up for Golden Week.

An unsung hero. This guy came out of retirement to deliver mail to isolated #tsunami-hit towns.