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7 Points On Growing Up

BY TAKESHI YANAGISAWA
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Eveyone often asks,"what do you want to do when you grow up?" but they never ask what you have learned along the way. Takeshi Yanagisawa takes the seven points of what his daughter, Lily Yanasigawa, has learned about growing up and relates it to his work to let others understand the hardships, but focus on what is most important during the process. 

 

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Traditional Phallacies

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Renowned collector Shinobu Machida returns to speak on the topic of lucky cats, large-balled tanuki often found in front of izakaya-style Japanese bars, big-headed "fukusuke" statues, as well as numerous well-endowed figures and phallic statues. 

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The Cure for Hangovers

BY MIHO OTA
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Miho Ota tries to find the solution to something that people from various other countires have been trying to find for years: a cure to hangovers. If you have ever experienced the painfullness of a hangover , then Miho has several solutions from friends and family that she has personally tested that could help in the future wild night outs.   

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Our Bricks are Drops

BY MATYAS GUTAI
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

What if a building could act as a living being; could absorb and conserve heat energy with no insulation at all?

Matyas Gutai, founder of Allwater, explains his water-based wall heating/cooling system and goes into depth on how he is making it a reality. He believes the Allwater method of interior heating and cooling will reduce our reliance on our city's power grid and take microclimate control in a new, exciting direction.

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Ken and Mary's Sex Education

BY KATSUMI SAIKI
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

What happens when you have two naked female and male dolls, snow on the ground, and a camera? An education on sexual relationships of course! (and now a book well!) Listen as Katsumi Saiki talks about his love of photography and sex. 

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Look Who's Back in Town

BY HIRO NAKANISHI
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

PechaKucha Night Nara organizer Hiro Nakanishi journeys back to Tokyo for a sequel to his presentation on exploring world cafes. Here he discusses where he's been for the past year, and promises to return once spring has come to Tokyo once again. 

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Design by Six

BY B6 STUDIO
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

B6 Studio member Takahiro Kuramoto speaks on the varied product designs his six-person team have worked on, from gift-ribbon rubber bands, to minimalist coffee cups, to invisible-winter-tree snowdomes. 

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Tales of Recipes

BY AOMI MIYAMOTO
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

Artist Aomi Miyamoto speaks on her illustrative project whereby she shows off ingredients and recipes hailing from the Edo era. She takes us through the process of cooking these traditional meals, and talks about the lessons she learned along the way.

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Tokyo Pub Crawl

BY ANDREW NGUYEN
@ VOL 112 ON MAR 26, 2014

With a camera and a motorcycle during his first visit to Japan, Andrew Nguyen learned the importance of keeping one's eyes open to new experiences. Listen as he talks about his company Tokyo Pub Crawl which aims for eveyone to experience something great and new in Tokyo. 

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Wining, Dining, Restaurateuring in Tokyo

BY AYANO IKAI
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Ayano Ikai promotes her restaurants -- Les Rendes-vous de Tokyo and Plate Tokyo -- and explains the work that went into creating it's casual yet tasteful atmosphere. She mentions the challenges and delights that came with forming her own business, and the joy that comes from following her passions. 

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Peko-chan In Vogue

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Collector extraordinaire Shinobu Machida speaks on one of Japan's most recognizable characters: Fujiya Co.'s mascot, Peko-chan. Here he shows off 20 of the nearly 300 different variations of Peko-chan he has photographed. You'll see Peko-chan in her overalls, a kimono, even mermaid Peko-chan! 

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While the Machine Dreams

BY SAMSON SYLVAIN
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Samson Sylvain speaks on the Institut Français' 3rd annual "Digital Choc" event, which focuses on the intersection of French and Japanese contemporary art. The event features work in interactive media, projection mapping, laser and light, film, and video art and is open from February 21 to March 23, 2014. (in Japanese)

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