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28 JAN

NEXT EVENT VOL 121

Our first PechaKucha Night of 2015 takes place on Wednesday, January 28 at SuperDeluxe, and we hope you'll come join us to help kick off another big year of PechaKucha in Tokyo!

Courtesy of our friends at Autodesk, we will be giving away more iPad minis loaded with the latest Autodesk apps -- don’t miss a chance to win!

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.

Autodeskのご協賛により、最新のAutodeskアプリ搭載のiPad miniを抽選でさしあげます!このチャンスをお見逃しなく!

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。

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Featured Presentation

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Adrian Hogan

Illustrator, Self-Employed in Tokyo

Illustrator Adrian Hogan and Alex Queen met while both residents in Aomori, and they kick of their presentation by introducing some the lesser known sights and culture of the prefecture. They then talk about a publishing project they have launched that involves "Tsugaru Folk Tales" translated into modern Japanese and English. You'll even get to learn a few words from the Aomori dialect.

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Finding New Positions & Design Icons

BY YOSHIYUKI MIYAKE
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

独立してまだ1年の新しいデザイン会社Y。この1年で携わった商品の中で、「今までになかったね」と評価いただいている物たちを紹介します。

Designer Yoshiyuki Miyake of creative unit Y, talks about his work. (in Japanese)

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Tokyo & Berlin (Part 1)

BY ULESHKA ASHER
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

Longtime friend of PechaKucha -- and creator of the original PechaKucha book -- Uleshka Asher tells her story of what brought her to Tokyo from Germany, and how she ended up in Berlin. This is HER side of the story -- watch the other side, as told by Ryotaro Chikushi.

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Tokyo & Berlin (Part 2)

BY RYOTARO CHIKUSHI
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

Longtime friend of PechaKucha, Ryotaro Chikushi tells his story of what how he met his future partner in Tokyo, and how he ended up in Berlin. This is HIS side of the story -- watch the other side, as told by Uleshka Asher.

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Branding Christmas

BY JUHO VIITASALO
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

For our festive PechaKucha Night Vol. 120 in December, industrial designer Juho Viitasalo took to the stage for a holiday branding exercise, examing just how far the branding of Christmas and Santa Claus has managed to propel these two things to worldwide popularity.

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Ski Ramps of the World

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham takes us on a tour of some of the most outstanding ski ramps found around the world, while highlighting historical aspects of the sport of ski jumping -- and being the Englishman that he is, giving props to the one and only Eddie the Eagle.

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T-SITE by the Sea

BY YUKINARI HISAYAMA
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

Yukinari Hisayama and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture take us on a tour of their latest project, the Tsutaya T-Site shopping center in Shonan, which expands on the idea behind the original Tsutaya T-Site found in Daikanyama, also designed by Klein Dytham architecture. (in English and Japanese)

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寄せ集めたライフスタイルをシェアしたい

BY NAOMI KAKIUCHI
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

プレゼンテーションの簡単な説明:シェアハウスに住んでもうすぐ3年。シェアする事が好き。朝が好き。情報を集めることが好き。心が動いた情報や体験を皆さんにシェアしたいと思います。

Naomi Kakiuchi talks about living in a big share house, loving magazines, her constant blogging, and about a magazine project she's looking to launch. (in Japanese)

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Purikura and Light Trails

BY JOSEPH TAME
@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

Joseph Tame brought excitement and festive joy to the PechaKucha stage in December -- see the images in his presentation for a hint at what he was wearing -- with this presentation about some latest projects, including a portable purikura machine, and light trails.

 

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Vol. 120 Crowd Shot

We'd like to thank every single one of you who helped make last week's Vol. 120 our biggest PechaKucha Night in December ever! We'll be sharing the presentations online over the coming week, as well as the photos. In the meantime, here's the big crowd shot taken by our photographer, Michael Holmes. And you can already mark your calendar for next month's Vol. 121, which will be held on Wednesday, January 28 at SuperDeluxe.先週のVol. 120を盛り上げてくれたみんな、今までで最大級の12月ペチャクチャナイトになりました、ありがとう!来週より今回のプレゼンテーションと写真をシェアします。それまではお決まりのMichael Holmesによるクラウドショットをお楽しみください。そして来月の1/28(水)に@SuperDeluxe Vol. 121とマークするのをお忘れなく‼︎

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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 800 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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