This week's PechaKucha People spotlight shines on the person behind the spotlight (and presentation deck) at PechaKucha Night Tokyo, Kenneth Chong. Co-curating Tokyo's always-impressive presenter line-up is just one of his appreciated talents. He's also a highly intuitive designer at Klein Dytham architecture. Cheers Neth! 

Animator James Curran has been staying in Tokyo for 30 days, making a new looping animation every day inspired by things that he's seen during his stay. He'll talk about how he got started with making loops and why he'll never stop.

Gary Cheng has lived in this 32sqm apartment from the age of 14. 30 years later, he is still living there in the heart of Hong Kong. This is an incredible story of how his home has transformed over the years, and still continues to transform.


As a passionate traveller, reader and haiku writer – Pavel Janšta shares his amazing journey from Vodňany to Japan as he created deep connections with the people he met along the way. As a part of Pavel's exhibition, he created Japan's infamous paper cranes with complete strangers in hopes of spreading the message of peace from one part of the world to the other.

... die Vorbereitungen laufen für Volumen 8 reloaded laufen auf Hochtouren. Nach dem German Meeting in Aalen im November 2016 mehr motiviert die Dinge wieder  "laufen" zu lassen.

Mehr Fun, mehr Gelassenheit im Umgang mit den Präsentationen und Präsentern. Wer da ist - ist da!!  Die Begegnung mit Astrid und Mark, Brian und Thomas Maile war  einfach nur "erhebend". Foto: Astrid Klein - Gründerin Pecha Kucha mit Ulrike Madritsch in Aalen - Happy :)


The PechaKucha Person spotlight lands on the man behind the very name, "PechaKucha", Yukinari Hisayama. Hisa-san, as he's known at PechaKucha HQ is a veteran architect at Klein-Dytham architecture, who with Mark and Astrid, devised the 20x20 format some 14 years ago. We have Hisa to thank for it's tongue-twisting moniker, PechaKucha, which means chit-chat in Japanese. We love you Hisa-san!   

Netta Eogz is the first person to have the PechaKucha Person Spotlight shined on her twice. Once was to honor her charismatic leadership in the role of PKN Christchurch organizer and now - SURPRISE - as our newest edition to the PechaKucha Global Team here in Tokyo! Welcome Netta!

It was PechaKucha's 14th Birthday earlier in the week and to celebrate - and we mean really celebrate - we made a very special present: The 'PechaKucha of the Day' iOS App. It is downloadable NOW from the App Store just by searching for PechaKucha or you can download it here!

In 2021 the city of Gothenburg, Sweden turns 400. Preparing for this, the city invited different people to come up with ideas regarding how Gothenburg could make an international mark in the years leading up to the anniversary. This is the idea that Jesper Larsson brought to the table in The World's Best City When It Rains from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 100

This was "Presentation of the Day" on February 28, 2013.

PechaKucha Night GothenburgオーガナイザーであるJesperさんのご出身都市の魅力をぜひお聞きください。


Carl Bass began building, making from a very young age with erector sets. This snowballed as he grew. He later moved on to making things out of wood. Now he's devoted to making tools that help people to develop creations of their own. In A Life in the Making from Tokyo Vol. 108, he explains all.