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Robert Blasiak

Translator / Researcher, University of Tokyo

A Traveler's Account of Early 20th Century Japan

PRESENTED ON MAY 28, 2014
IN TOKYO @ VOL 114

After coming across Bernhard Kellermann's "Ein Spaziergang in Japan" in a used bookstore in Heidelberg in early 2013, Robert Blasiak was drawn completely into Kellermann's 100+ year old account of traveling through Japan and visiting teahouses, brothels, theaters, cedar groves and fishing villages along the way. He presents Kellermann's journey across Japan as well as his own journey as the translator of the book.

You can find more info about the book, from Publisher FineLine Press, here.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 13, 2014.

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EU-Japan Fest Japan

BY TAKAKO SAEKI
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

Saeki Takako represents the EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, and in her presentation she talks about the organization's cultural activities and programs in Europe, as well as the current 20th anniversary celebrations. (in English)

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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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Killing Two Birds

BY JOHN RUCYNSKI
@ VOL 23 ON DEC 19, 2014

John Rucynski explains his book project for English language learners in Japan. In this book, he talks about the many options for foreigners in Japan and how they can begin their careers in Japan. 

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A Grave Story

BY BOB CLAYTON
@ VOL 8 ON JUN 04, 2015

In this presentation  'A Grave Story', Bob Clayton will tell us how a chance encounter at Goold Island led to rediscovery of a little history.

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Lonely Planet Guide to Japan

BY LAURA CRAWFORD
@ INSPIRED BY JAPAN – POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON MAR 23, 2016

Laura Crawford is a Destination Editor for Lonely Planet, covering Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines. Sounds like an amazing dream job right?! Well, as Laura explains in her PehcaKucha talk in reality not always. 

Watch and listen to hear about her amazing (and no so amazing) adventures!  :)

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20th Century Perspectives

BY JENNY JAMISON
@ VOL 30 ON DEC 01, 2016

Jenny Jamison and artist Toby Paterson talk through their collaborative project 20th Century Perspectives, held in the 1972 Glasgow modernist monument The Anderston Centre. Within this striking setting, the Scottish Ensemble performed music that spans the 20th C alongside large scale sculptural interventions by Paterson. The Scottish Ensemble aims to perform in as many different venues as possible to reach as many different people as possible, letting people from all walks of life access classical music in a way that is relevant to them. 

 

 

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Fun in Japan

BY P DIGSSS
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 14, 2017

P Digsss discussed music, snowboarding, and other fun things experienced in Japan.

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A Lonely Planet Guide to Japan

BY SIMON RICHMOND
@ VOL 17 ON MAY 22, 2017

In this extra special PechaKucha given to announce the location and concept of Japan House London on 22 May 2017, Simon Richmond, a contributor to Lonely Planet's guide to Japan and Tokyo, provides 20 reasons of why Japan is such a great place to visit.

Start searching for flights now!

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Yards: Framing 20th Century Homes

BY CHRISTA MACARTHUR
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

Business in the front, party in the back! Christa MacArthur describes how street life and neighbourhood character reflect cultural transformations of the 20th century.