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Akira Uchimura

Founder and Director, Nikkei Youth Network in Viña 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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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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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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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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Revival of Fortified Wines in America

BY SALVATORE AGNELLO
@ VOL 16 ON APR 08, 2015

Bartender Salvatore Agnello shares with us a bit of history and the artistry of fortified wines and his take on why they are worth revisiting and trying.

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Home for All

BY KAZUYO SEJIMA
@ VOL 129 ON OCT 28, 2015

Pritzker Prize Lautrette Kazuyo Sejima and Yasuhiro Yamashita discuss their architectural work in the tsunami hit region of Tohoku for Toyo Ito's Home-for-All initiative. Joined by PechaKucha Founders Astrid and Mark who are board members on the Home-for-All NPO, their share their passion about this award winning project. 

プリツカー賞受賞など世界的建築家である妹島和世さん、ユニークな素材や構法で驚くべき空間を創造する建築家の山下保博さんが、建築家の伊東豊雄さんが中心となって進め、お二人も主要メンバーとして参加している東北地方のプロジェクト「みんなの家(HOME-FOR-ALL)」についてお話されています。PechaKuchaのファウンダーであるアストリッドとマークも、このNPO団体「HOME-FOR-ALL」のメンバーに名を連ねています。

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Yung Wing - 19th Century Chinese Americans and the Worst and Best of America

BY BEN RAILTON
IN FITCHBURG

Speaker Ben Railton tells the untold story of 19th century Chinese immigrants.

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