Past Tokyo Event: Japan GREAT Creative Week

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Japan GREAT Creative Week

October 28, 2013

Part of the British Embassy's GREAT WEEK, a special PechaKucha event was held to introduce a few British creators, with a kick-off presentation by the British Ambassador himself, Tim Hitchens. The event was hosted by PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham.

The full presenter lineup:

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Logo Ideas for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

BY CHRIS ARNING
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

Chris Arning from Creative Semiotics teaches us what's important in a logo. The logo for the olympics should contain something that represents the country and its heritage in a good light. He then gives us some ideas on what the logo for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 might look like.

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Interaction through Fashion

BY FRANCESCA ROSELLA
@ VOL 107 ON OCT 30, 2013

Francesca Rosella (of wearable technology fashion house Cute Circuit) shows off some of her company's new designs and what she predicts the fashion of the future will be like in Interaction Through Fashion presented at PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 107. Cute Circuit has created shirts that can be used to hug someone from across the world, dresses that can be used as a mobile phone, a dress that displays your tweets, and clothes whose color can be changed through a mobile phone app.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 15, 2013.

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British Street Fashion: Past and Present

BY MELI MELO
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

Meli Melo, a fashion company from Britain, give a talk on street fashion. They talk about where it started and how it has changed over the years. Then they showcase some of their products and bags and outline some of their future plans.

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These are a few of my Suki-na Koto

BY TIM HITCHENS
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

Tim Hitchens, the British Ambassador to Japan, shows us some of his favorite things. This includes his name written on a piece of wood from the famous Ise Shrine (which is rebuilt every 20 years), his kendo sword and gear, his favorite iPad and iPhone apps, giant teacups, and toys. Read more about the ambassador at GOV.UK.

"Presentation of the Day" on November 19, 2013.

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Fabric that Inspires

BY NADJA SOLOVIEVA
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

Nadja Solovieva, an award winning fashion designer from London, talks about what gives her her inspiration. Some of it comes from Japan, but it also comes from the fur patterns found on endangered animals such as bengal tigers and lemurs.

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Where the Sun Rises and Never Sets

BY HARRY SUGIYAMA
@ JAPAN GREAT CREATIVE WEEK ON OCT 28, 2013

From his birth to the present, Harry Sugiyama talks about the precious experiences he has had growing up between two great cultures. He was born to a British father and a Japanese mother and went to school in Britain and China.

Francesca Rosella
Creative Director, Cute Circuit in London
Chris Arning
Creative Semiotics in London
Melissa Del Bono
Meli Melo in London
Douglas Ker
Meli Melo in London
Nadja Solovieva
Vassilia in London