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Past Tokyo Event: Swiss PechaKucha Night

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Alphorns of Japan

BY SHIGETOSHI NAKAGAWA
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Shigetoshi Nakagawa, president of the Tamagawa Alphorn club in Japan, speaks on these beautifully-crafted, melancholic, melodic Swiss instruments. He goes into depth on how they're made, as well as shows off a few performances his club has organized throughout Japan. (in Japanese)

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Walking Through Japan

BY THOMAS KOEHLER
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Thomas Koehler, feeling devastated by the 2011 earthquake disaster, took the inititive to create his own project to raise awareness and show his love for Japan. Listen to his endearing story of his struggles and his expereinces with friendly natives as he walks from Hokkaido to Cape Sata. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 21, 2014.

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Cross-Cultural Design

BY SO+BA DESIGN
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

So+Ba, a design studio in Tokyo, has an understanding of cross-cultural communication and a strong sense of social and political ideals that they enjoy incorporating into their works. Listen as they talk about their past and present projects that they hope will inspire their surrounding community to think differently and encourage them to voice their opinions. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 28, 2014.

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Creating Structural Flow

BY RYUE NISHIZAWA
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Architect Ryue Nishizawa speaks on the numerous projects and competitions his firm SANAA has participated in and won. Among them, he goes into depth on the flowing, organic Rolex Learning Center; how it was built, and the theory put into its design. (spoken partially in English and Japanese)

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Yodeling in the Japanese Alps

BY KEIKO ITO
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Keiko Ito is an amazingly talented yodeler, and here she speaks about her experiences learning to yodel, her travels to Switzerland, and her prolific performances. (in Japanese)

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Japan Love Story

BY PATRICK REYMOND
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Patrick Reymond, founder of Atelier Oi, relates his love for Japanese simplicity and beauty into his architectural designs. Whether experimenting with different materials, scale, landscapes, or roofs, he promotes his initiative for ingenuity with his love for Japan. 

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Passions of Alpinism

BY ISAMU TATSUNO
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Isamu Tatsuno, now CEO of MontBell, came upon a book going into depth on mountains and climbing when he was a child and has been hooked on mountaineering since then. He speaks of his youthful exploits up the Bernese Alps -- among them Eiger and Matterhorn. (in Japanese)

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Partaking of the Green Muse

BY DAVID ZOPPETTI
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

David Zoppetti is an expert on the alcoholic beverage absinthe. Here he speaks on the history of this once-contraversial drink, and rectifies some of history's inaccurate notions. David advocates the practice of enjoying absinthe properly, and says it's great to partake in at any time of day. (in Japanese)

Thomas Koehler
Travel Agent in Zurich
SO+BA Design
Art Directors, SO+BA in Tokyo
Keiko Ito
Yodel Singer in Tokyo
Ryue Nishizawa
Architect, SANAA in Tokyo
Patrick Reymond
Founder, Atelier Oi
Shigetoshi Nakagawa
President, Tamagawa Alphorn Club in Kyoto
Isamu Tatsuno
CEO, MontBell Group in Osaka
David Zoppetti
Novelist, President, CosmoWorld