City Focus: Nishinomiya

For our "City Focus" this week, we head to Nishinomiya, Japan, a city that celebrates its 20th PechaKucha Night on April 18. For more details on the event, as well as a look at the full list of presenters, please visit the official event page.

PechaKucha Night Posters

Have you checked out at our PechaKucha Night posters lately? Our events around the world are usually accompanied by an amazing poster, and on top of seeing them on that city's event page, we collect them on our PechaKucha Night Posters Tumblr.

PKN City Photos

We've been sharing photos from PechaKucha Nights at the top of the site since it relaunched last year, but now you'll be able to tell what city they're from, as we've started adding a small tag on the photos. Above, a shot from last month's PKN Tokyo Vol. 112.

Presentation of the Day

Ben Best is an analyst for the Ocean Health Index, a research project housed at UCSB's downtown ecology center. For him, the ocean has long been a source of spiritual sustenance, vigorous play, wondrous discovery, and intellectual curiosity. He discusses using data to map marine conservation. 

 

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Past Presentations of the Day

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Creating Worlds of Limitless Possibility

BY DURWIN TALON
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 28, 2013

Comic artist Durwin Talon has worked on several series and anthologies, including DC's "Batman," "Skinwalker," "Bonds," and "Beautiful Scars." He discusses the creative process that goes into his art, and truly believes that with the power of a pencil, paper, and the ability to share your ideas, the world will be a much better place. 

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Pizza and Pie

BY ELLIANA KRANDEL
@ VOL 29 ON MAR 04, 2014

Elliana Krandel and Hannah Altshuler know everything there is to know about pizza and pie. They share the endless varieties and technicalities of these foods, and what they have learned over their friendship of seven years. Pizza and pie are not just delicious foods but also a means of bringing people together. 

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Chipping Away at Mining Policy

BY GENEVIEVE HUME
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Genevieve Hume and her husband Kevin run a goldsmithing and jewelry business in Vancouver which has her working with artisanal and small scale miners. Mine collapses, mercury poisoning, child labor, and militia violence are among the threats to this industry, and Genevieve tells us how she and her husband started an organization to certify, support and train these laborers.

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The Cure for Hangovers

BY MIHO OTA
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Miho Ota tries to find the solution to something that people from various other countires have been trying to find for years: a cure to hangovers. If you have ever experienced the painfullness of a hangover , then Miho has several solutions from friends and family that she has personally tested that could help in the future wild night outs.