Next Event

22 APR


Our next PechaKucha Night (Vol. 124) is set for Wednesday, April 22. Join us for another great night of presentations and delicious Tokyo Ale!

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.



Featured Presentation


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.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 16, 2015.



@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Tobias Mueller explores the city of Erlangen,  Germany.  He also talks about the innovative and economic impact this small city have on the global market.


Guangzhou Creativity

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Tom Kwan talks about his success in setting up Guangzhou first Pechakucha night event. The Pechakucha event was able to bring together many creative artists from all over Guangzhou China.


Small Town of Aalen

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Thomas Maile talks about the culture and lifestyle of the small town of Aalen in Germany. He also speaks about his passion and discovery for Pechakucha.


The City of Dundee

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Lyall Bruce explores the town of Dundee in Scotland. He talks about  the landscape, architect, and cultural history of his beloved city. 


Tainan's Design Culture

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Leslie Tsai talks about the wonderful culture of Taiwan. He encourages many people to visit this great country with its many different customs and art.


A Hong Kong Experience

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Huschang Pourian and Sonia Chow speak about the art and design culture of Hong Kong. They explore the urban, nittiest and grittiest sections of this wonderful city. 


Connecting Cities

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Emma Exley talks about her experience in launching up her first Pechakucha in Brooklyn, New York. She also speaks about how she was able to inspire a friend from Quito to get involved in Pechakucha.


Ready! Set! Aden!

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Heba  Faheem and Elyas Khan talks about the issue and success of launching Pechakucha in Aden. They go through a detailed step by step process  of launching a vol. 1 in Yeman.



The Olympic Effect

What kind of message can we send from Tokyo during the 2020 olympics?
Andrew Taylor talks about how the architectural design of a olympic stadium can create social changes in a community. In “The Olympic Effect” from PKN Tokyo Vol. 122 we see that this idea of urban regeneration can create a better environment for locals after the Olympics are over. Andrew’s firm, MAKE Architects, put this idea into practice during the 2012 London Olympics.

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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 a nearly 20-hour-long 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". --------- In Winter/Spring 2014 he worked to partner PechaKucha with the New Cities Foundation. The goal was to reach out to the PechaKucha global creative network to locate talented "Urban Innovators" -- those working in their local community to enact social and technological change. The selected innovators from this campaign were flown to Dallas, TX for New Cities Summit, a gathering for world leaders, to speak on how their projects could be implemented, promoted, and scaled to benefit the urban landscape of any city, worldwide. --------- Johnny is currently at work planning for PechaKucha's first ever "Pow Wow" -- a conference aimed at bringing PechaKucha City Organisers out to Tokyo to discuss the state of the organisation, the global proliferation of creativity, and the direction of PechaKucha going forward. --------- Like many Americans native to California, he has a weakness for avocados, burritos, and a well-made cheeseburger. Photo: (c) Michael Holmes

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