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29 OCT

NEXT EVENT VOL 118

(日本語は英語の下にあります)
For the 3rd straight year, PechaKucha will have a huge presence at Tokyo Designers Week with our biggest PechaKucha Night of the year, under the dome on the TDW grounds. It's going to be an amazing celebration of design, so make sure not to miss it! We promise a lineup of "geniuses" in the field, covering design from every angle possible.

The lineup of presenters will be updated over the coming weeks, and make sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, or our Tokyo blog for all the news, and more info on the presenters.

You can watch past presentations from our TDW editions at the Tokyo Designers Week Channel.

日本最大のデザインイベント&アートイベント、東京デザイナーズウィークで、今年もペチャクチャナイトを開催します。デザインやあらゆる分野のクリエイティブの「天才」がプレゼンをします!毎回大盛況の、この特別なペチャクチャナイトに、ぜひ遊びにきてくださいね!

プレゼンターの顔ぶれは来週以降発表します。Facebookページツイッター東京ブログをチェックすることもお忘れなく。

過去の東京デザイナーズウィークのプレゼンテーションはこちらからどうぞ。 

Photo by Michael Holmes, taken at last year's edition.

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Featured Presentation

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Takayo Kiyota

Maki-sushi artist Illustrator in Tokyo

Takayo Kiyota displays and discusses some of her amazing sushi art. Her work has been shown in several countries around the world and often features traditional art, pop culture references, and even eroticism. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

Check out her blog: たまちゃんのにっこり寿司

"Presentation of the Day" on November 13, 2013.

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PechaKucha

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

20 images, 20 seconds per image is a fun way to share experiences and bring people together.

One of the founders of the world wide known, PechaKucha, Mark Dytham goes on to show and explain how the format works. PechaKucha Nights are events that take place all over the world, in over 790 cities, and free for anyone who has a passion and wish to share with their community and the world. 

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F-world

BY RYO IJICHI
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Ryo Ijichi is the director of F-World, which is working on the project of building a indoor facility for the kids in Fukushima. After the March 11th disaster, most of the children are left with no way to play outside, which is unfortunately leading them towards a unhealthy life style. The indoor park will be big enough to hold skate parks, gardens, concert venues, and much more for people to enjoy. 

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Bridge for Smiles

BY KEIKO HAYASHI
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Keiko Hayashi is a mother herself, and had no idea about the child abuse that Japan faces. After doing research on the issue, she started up the organization, Bridge for Smiles. Keiko goes into depth on how to help children, in abusive households, to not give up and live for a better life, along with raising awareness about child abuse, and gaining support in communities all over Japan. 

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WaterAid

BY KAORU TAKAHASHI
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Kaoru Takahashi works for the global organization, Water Aid. Helping developing countires gain access to clean water, and Water Aid's goal is to for the world to have access to clean water, by 2030. 

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Restoring Dignity to Refugees

BY JANE BEST
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

“The problem of being displaced is quite severe: you lose everything.”

Jane Best goes into depth on her organisation: Refugees International Japan (RIJ). Jane is focused on raising funds in Japan for those displaced by conflict all over the world, and she shows us how she and her colleagues are set on restoring dignity to those who have lost everything.

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TELL

BY IAN DE STAINS
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Having good mental health, is just as important as having good physical health. Executive Director Ian de Stains goes into depth on the topic of mental health, and how the non-profit organization, TELL, helps with many people with mental illness, or just need a safe place to go and talk. 

 

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OGA for Aid

BY ANGELA ORTIZ
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

The Tohoku region, that was hit by the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, is Angela Ortiz's home. The aftermath left Angela focused on helping to get people back on their feet, and rebuild their lives. OGA for Aid is a organization that helps survivors in the Tohoku area, organizing events for families, and raise awareness and interest in agriculture. 

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Lighthouse

BY AIKI SEGAWA
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. However, little is known of Japan's dark secret: human trafficking. 

Aiki Segawa talks in depth about the issue of human trafficking in Japan. With the organization of Lighthouse, Aiki is working hard to help victims of human, usually children as young as 6 years old. Working hard to raise awarness within Japan, gain support, and take action to eliminate human trafficking in Japan. 

 

TOKYO Blog

PKN at TDW 2014

The countdown to our big Tokyo Designers Week event continues (to be held at the TDW grounds on Wednesday, October 29), and starting this week we'll be highlighting all of our incredible presenters. You'll already find the list of presenters on our official event page, and my have a surprise or two up our sleeves...私たちのビックイベント東京デザイナーズウィーク(@TDW グランド 10月29日 水曜日)までのカウントダウンスタート! 私たちの素晴らしいプレゼンテーターを来週からハイライトしていきます。プレゼンターリストはオフィシャルイベントページで見ることができます。

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About the City's Organizers

  • Don Kratzer

    A creative director based in Tokyo, he also produces vinyl toys and collaborates with artists through his Fig-lab brand. His latest project is the "Finger Five" series, made up of short vinyl figures that you can place on your fingers. He also helps run the PechaKucha Night series in Tokyo, which is held on the last Wednesday of every month.

  • Jean Snow

    Executive Director of the PechaKucha organization, he also helps run the PechaKucha Night in Tokyo -- please get in touch if you are interested in presenting at a future event. For a more intimate salon-like discussion group, join him at his monthly PauseTalk event. A longtime resident of Tokyo, he lives and breathes design, pop culture, and gaming, sustained by an unhealthy addiction to magazines and frequent visits to his favorites cafes. He has reported on these obsessions for various online/offline publications, including the following: Time, Inside (Australian Design Review), Gizmodo, Gridskipper, Kotaku, 1UP, Tokyo Q, Superfuture, OK Fred, Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel, I.D. (International Design), Metropolis, Azure, MoCo Loco, Kateigaho International Edition, Wired's Game|Life, PingMag, CNNGo, Phaidon, and The Japan Times.

  • Johnny Linnert

    Johnny is always thinking of new ways to help PechaKucha grow -- both online and offline. He manages, edits, and curates content on PechaKucha.org, PechaKucha Global's social networks, and dabbles in IT for both the PechaKucha Global organization and Klein Dytham architecture. He works as a liaison to over 750 PechaKucha City Organizers -- assisting them with licenses, content, and general inquiries. Johnny has also helped to cultivate partnerships with organizations, and develops campaigns to mobilize and leverage the PechaKucha network in new and exciting ways. --------- For PechaKucha's Global Night 2013, in collaboration with Google Japan, he lead the technical production of an 18-hour Global Hangouts event, where the PK founders and team got together with over 75 City Organizers in every timezone to chat about their City, PechaKucha Night, and the Global Night theme "Hidden Heroes". --------- Like many other total dudes from his home of Southern California, he digs design, Mexican food, architecture, tech, and most especially: video games. You can find him scouring Tokyo for killer cheeseburgers, burritos, sushi, and tequila. Righteous. Photo: (c) Michael Holmes

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