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Akira Uchimura

Founder and Director, Nikkei Youth Network in ViƱa del Mar

Are You Japanese?

PRESENTED ON APR 22, 2009
IN TOKYO @ VOL 61

An interesting presentation on nationality! Although PechaKucha is primarily design focused we welcome great presentations like this. Akira Uchimura is the project coordinator for the Nippon Foundation Nikkei Scholarship, a scholarship for Japanese descendants from Latin America, Philippines and Indonesia. His father is Japanese and his mother is Chilean. His lifetime goal is to become the bridge between Latin America and Japan through community trade, agroforestry support and cultural exchange. He also plans to start an NPO next year in Latin America, called "Kizuna Earth Project."

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Goteborg for Japan

BY KOTOI ASAYAMA + KUMIKO UCHIDA
@ VOL 25 ON APR 12, 2011

Support from the city of Gothenburg in Sweden for Japan, coming from a group of exchange students.

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Quakebook

BY QUAKEBOOK
@ INSPIRE JAPAN ON APR 16, 2011

A presentation about the crowdsourced Quakebook (#quakebook), available as a digital purchase on Amazon, with all proceeds going to disaster relief in Japan. If you enjoyed this presentation, we'd also encourage a donation be made to our Inspire Japan efforts, towards reconstruction work with Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid.

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Inspire Japan Update

BY JEAN SNOW
@ VOL 82 ON MAY 25, 2011

We take a look at what the Inspire Japan events have meant so far for reconstruction efforts in Japan, what we've accomplished so far (with 48 cities reporting, we've raised over $70,000), and what's next. We also invite you to continue to support our efforts by donating on the Inspire Japan site, or by pre-buying the Inspire Japan ebook.
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I Pledge Allegiance...

BY REESE WILLIAMS
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 15, 2013

Reese Williams, being that Flag Day was the day before she presented, takes the liberty of celebrating America and showing her patriotism by comically creating 20 different versions of the Pledge of Allegiance. Join her and learn 20 different new ways to honor America. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 12, 2014.

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Autopsy of America

BY SEPH LAWLESS
@ VOL 21 ON FEB 21, 2014

Enigmatic artist Seph Lawless uses his photographs to capture the abandoned, neglected areas of America as a metaphor for our decaying society. By transforming social media into a social movement, Seph hopes that his work will spark political debate and constructive dialogue.

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

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Greta Paints America

BY GRETA VAN CAMPEN
@ VOL 21 ON APR 11, 2014

Greta Van Campen, an artist who grew up in Thomaston, Maine, decided she wanted to paint in all 50 states. In 2011 she kick started her career with a trip across the country, during which she visited all 50 states and painted in each one. She currently has a studio space in Portland and shows at Dowling Walsh gallery in Rockland.  

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The Etymology of English Words Derived From Latin

BY THE BALLYWHO?
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 08, 2014

Brothers, artists, members of the New Orleans based experimental indie rock band the bALLY who?, René and Jacques Duffourc, share their creative and entertaining take on the theme of "The Art of Making." Equal parts concert, workshop, art exhibition and philosophical jam session, their latest piece is driven by a full-length album of music based on their puppet adaptation of "Fantastic Mr. Fox." 

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A Traveler's Account of Early 20th Century Japan

BY ROBERT BLASIAK
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

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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Ten Years of La Voz

BY MARIEL FIORI
@ VOL 7 ON AUG 28, 2014

Mariel Fiori tells us some stories from the past 10 years of La Voz magazine, a publication that profiles Latinos. She speaks about the diversity found in the hispanic culture, and her goals to empower readers of La Voz with information.

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