My life as "Coco Masuda"
Hello. My name is Coco Masuda.
After graduating from high school in Tokyo, I was sent to Vermont by my father to study English in 1979. But the following year, I moved to New York City, the only place in the US where I thought I could be happy. Though I lived in Boston for a year and had a vacation home in Hawaii, I called New York City my home for most of my adult life.
On this site, I have been writing a blog for the Japanese audience about:
• information about New York City
• information about Upstate NY
• my life as a female, senior business owner, and a creative
• my life as a single mother of an adopted college-age daughter
• love and dating scene as a woman over 60
• tips about learning and improving English
• everything else that happens in my life
I am starting to translate what I wrote in Japanese into English. So, please come back and check.
The blog's title was coined by a dear friend who thinks my life is unique. I don't know about that, but I know I am a sharer. You can also follow me at:
Who is Coco Masuda?
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Business Owner, Consultant,
Illustrator, Portrait Painter,
Curator, Web Designer,
Translator and Interpreter,
Blogger, and Writer.
And a single mother who still has
love life and many hobbies.
She is a Japanese New Yorker
who is proudly senior.
Businesses of Coco Masuda
Managing CoCollaborations, LLC
Business and Creative Agency
Based in New York City but operates globally, it is a creative studio/business service agency. Technology forward, yet loving traditional media, we curate the right talents and collaborators for each project.
Website Design, Graphic Design,
Reporting, and Language Services.
Coco Masuda Studio
My own illustration and painting
Besides working as a commercial illustrator,
I create decorative art
and paint portraits by commission.
Originals, posters, and prints by Coco Masuda are sold at the site.