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Benjamin Boas

Translator / Author in Tokyo

Nakano: Tokyo’s East Village

PRESENTED ON JAN 27, 2016
IN TOKYO @ VOL 132

"Nakano is a place where you can be yourself, where you can do things your own way."

In Nakano: Tokyo’s East Village from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 132, repeat presenter and crowd favorite, Japanophile Extraordinaire Benjamin Boas takes the stage as the newly anointed "Nakano Ambassador”, championing one of Tokyo's more eccentric neighborhoods. Adding the title to an already long list of accolades including being the only foreigners to publish a manga in Japan, titled "Everything I Know About Japan I Learned From Comics and Video Games", here he give us a deeper perspective on the charms of this illustrious Tokyo ward.

Benjamin Boasさんは、4歳の時から箸を使いビデオゲームで遊んできた大の親日家。昨年は小学館から著書『日本のことは、マンガとゲームで学びました。』を出版され、PKN Vol. 122でもプレゼンテーションされました。昨秋に中野区観光大使に就任し、2回目のPKN出演となる今回は、その中野区のディープな魅力をたっぷり紹介していただきます。Benjaminさんの熱い中野愛に魅了され、月末は皆さんきっと中央線に乗ることになるでしょう。お出かけ前に、PKNで中野情報をしっかりインプットしてください!

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, January 29th, 2016. 

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Rebuilding a Village in Tohoku

BY DAISUKE SUGAWARA AND MASAYUKI HARADA
@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

In this presentation, architects Daisuke Sugawara and Masayuki Harada describe a reconstruction project they've been working on, to help rebuild in the Tohoku region. As you'll see, they've been trying to rebuild villages, to keep the community together. (in Japanese)

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Baseball's East and West

BY MATT SCHLEY
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Matt Schley, a baseball fan, talks about the differences between Japanese baseball and American baseball. The rules are mostly the same, but the culture is different. This includes things like sacrificial bunting and cute beer-selling girls. He also talks about some of the unique characteristics of several stadiums in Japan.

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Anime fan

BY VEERLE ZANDSTRA
@ VOL 8 ON DEC 03, 2013

Anime is niet alleen een Japanse tekenstijl, het is een lijfstijl. De 15-jarige Veerle Zandstra vertelt over haar passie voor manga comics en anime gebruiken.

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Teach a Girl, Teach a Village

BY REGINA SMEDLEY
@ VOL 25 ON OCT 30, 2015

From Milawi to New Zealand, Regina Smedley tells of her journey across the world on a leap of faith, and how it is now bringing her back home, to give others the same opportunities she has had, by starting Mphatikizo Charity a sustainable orphanage project.

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My Work With A Small Khmu Village

BY MALI CHAYAMARIT
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Speaker Mali Kamonrat Chayamarit is a cultural officer at UNESCO by day, a professional florist at her shop Malibarn Flower shop by night, and a village development and poverty reduction advocate by heart. "I talk about the importance of doing things with love and passion, and how important commitment is in life. I will share my story of how I began working with a small Khmu village in Luang Prabang six years ago, that is now the basis for my flower shop, Malibarn.”

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East African visual art scene

BY JEPKORIR ROSE
IN NAIROBI

Jepkorir Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Kenyatta University in 2012 and has worked in Nairobi as a designer before joining Circle Art Agency in 2013. She aims at acquiring the appropriate critical and reflexive tools to help support and build artistic practice in the East African visual art scene.

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First Person: The Village Voice - 1983 to 1999

BY FRANK RUSCITTI
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 17, 2016

“I took news tips that broke stories, I spoke to mobsters, majors, people from outer space..”

In First Person: The Village Voice - 1983 to 1999 from PechaKucha Night Easton Vol. 5 Frank Ruscitti presents a sometimes humorous, sometimes hair-raising memoir of his days working for the Village Voice in New York City.

This was "PechaKucha of Day" on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016. 

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Solar Village

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 22 ON NOV 16, 2016

A journey to Ethopia!

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West of Japan, East of Europe

BY DAVE CLOUGH
@ VOL 146 ON APR 26, 2017

Bruno Taut (4 May 1880 – 24 Dec 1938) was a prolific German architect who has written three influential book-length appreciations of Japanese culture and architecture. “West of Japan / East of Europe“, a collaboration between Architect Marcos Capitanio and photographer Dave Clough, is devoted to exhibiting the only existing project that Bruno Taut realized during his three-year stay in Japan, Hyuga Villa (Kyu Hyuga Bettei) in Atami, built in 1936. Both exhibition and exhibit hallmarks a sincere cross-cultural exchange achieved through the deep ponderings of spatial proportions, sentiments and materiality!