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Keiko Hayashi

President and CEO, Bridge for Smiles in Tokyo

Bridge for Smiles

PRESENTED ON OCT 09, 2014
IN TOKYO @ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB

Keiko Hayashi is a mother herself, and had no idea about the child abuse that Japan faces. After doing research on the issue, she started up the organization, Bridge for Smiles. Keiko goes into depth on how to help children, in abusive households, to not give up and live for a better life, along with raising awareness about child abuse, and gaining support in communities all over Japan. 

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No Means Know

BY TANNUR ALI
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 09, 2013

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Living With an Autistic Child

BY ALEXANDRA HLADIK
@ VOL 20 ON NOV 20, 2013

Alexandra Hladik speaks on the unique things having an autistic son has brought to her life. Though living with an autistic child is anything but easy, Alexandra's son has taught her how to be inventive and how to find fun in the little things. 

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Lighthouse

BY AIKI SEGAWA
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. However, little is known of Japan's dark secret: human trafficking. 

Aiki Segawa talks in depth about the issue of human trafficking in Japan. With the organization of Lighthouse, Aiki is working hard to help victims of human, usually children as young as 6 years old. Working hard to raise awarness within Japan, gain support, and take action to eliminate human trafficking in Japan. 

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Harnessing My Inner Child’s Imagination

BY ROY HUSADA
@ VOL 128 ON SEP 30, 2015

“I’m always living in the imaginary world of a child, even more so now because of my kids.”

In "Harnessing My Inner Child’s Imagination" from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 128Roy Husada, co-founder of Rival Schools, a design studio in Vancouver Canada providing UX consulting services for start-ups, shares the story behind making the award-winning Brambleberry Tales, a series of original stories in the form of interactive apps. Blending inspiration from his own children along with the oral stories of the Indigenous People of Pacific Northwest, his team’s goal was to preserve a disappearing oral tradition while making a book both little kids and big kids (like himself) would appreciate.

Bound to catch the imagination of your children, or spark your own inner child, Brambleberry Tales takes interactive story-telling to a whole other level.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, October 16th, 2015. 

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Child-Friendly in the City

BY IAN SMITH
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 09, 2016

"Children are part of our cities. If our cities aren't designed for children, then they're not meant for citizens. If they're not meant for citizens, they're not cities."

In "Child-Friendly in the City" from PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol.25Ian Smith speaks to a demographic whose voices often go unheard in urban decision-making: children. In Ian's presentation, he challenges us to view our spaces through the eyes of the younger generation while acknowledging that we all have a part to play in building child-friendly cities.

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Human Rights and Child Protection

BY DR. M. K. SHARMA
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 19, 2017

Dr. M.K. Sharma, advocate and visiting faculty in law, speaks on Human Rights and Child Protection.

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BY CATHERINE BATTISTA
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 25, 2017

James Cardis describes tourism in the Aurora Area, a unique collection of ten communities and their attendant attractions, sports facilities, and meeting sites, anchored by Aurora, the second largest city in Illinois. James encourages everyone to consider a “staycation” in their hometowns, visiting the outstanding places to see and taking advantage of a variety of fun things to do in the Aurora Area, just forty miles west of Chicago.

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Wyatt's Law

BY ERICA HAMMEL
@ VOL 27 ON APR 07, 2016

Erica Hammel teaches gymnastics and dance to kids under five. In the past couple of years Erica, after her son was abused by her ex-husband’s girlfriend, has advocated for Michigan to create a Child Abuse Registry (Wyatt’s Law). It all began when she created a petition on Change.org. Causing quite the stir in the news has allowed Erica to use media to help her with her advocating efforts.

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BY NANCY HARDCASTLE
@ VOL 2 ON SEP 23, 2017

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