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@TokyoTwilighter: How many times have you been to Tokyo?
J-Lie: Just once earlier this year (January 2011). It was an amazing experience. I cannot wait to come back.
@TokyoTwilighter: What was the best part of your trip?
J-Lie: Stepping my feet onto Japanese soil strictly for musical purposes was the best part of my trip. I’ve always wanted to visit Tokyo. I am really into fashion so visiting has always been on my bucket list. Growing up I never imagined I would get paid to come out there and enjoy the culture and people. God is great.
@TokyoTwilighter: Did you try any interesting food or snacks?
J-Lie: Okonomi – Yaki was amazing. Also the crazy thing to me was that there was sushi in the 7-11. I definitely had to get some just to see the quality from a corner store… and it was GREAT!
@TokyoTwilighter: Where did you go party?
J-Lie: I only partied at the places that booked me for shows and that was F-Bar and Vanity Lounge. Both were amazing but Vanity was my favorite – the panoramic view was unbelievable. I was very surprised at the Tokyo nightlife.
@TokyoTwilighter: What did you buy in Tokyo?
J-Lie: I really just bought a bunch of things for my friends and family – souvenir type things. But of course I had to buy the True Blue Jordan III’s. I still haven’t worn them but maybe in a year or so I will.
@TokyoTwilighter: Did you learn any Japanese?
J-Lie: I did but unfortunately I already forgot it. I do remember domo (meaning Thank you) though. I use it constantly.
@TokyoTwilighter: What do you DEFINITELY want to do next time you visit that you haven’t done yet?
J-Lie: I want to make more time to interact with my fans on a more personal basis. Not just show up to the venue , perform, and go to a VIP section. After my trip I realized how many real fans I have in Japan and that I need to show them how much I appreciate them.