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Ryo Ijichi

Director, F-World in Tokyo

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

Ryo Ijichi is the director of F-World, which is working on the project of building a indoor facility for the kids in Fukushima. After the March 11th disaster, most of the children are left with no way to play outside, which is unfortunately leading them towards a unhealthy life style. The indoor park will be big enough to hold skate parks, gardens, concert venues, and much more for people to enjoy. 

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Children In The Natural World

BY ANDREW LINDSEY
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 25, 2013

Andrew Lindsey introduces us to his work with Wilderness Youth Project. He explains the various ways that the natural world is beneficial to children as well as the language of the natural world.

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Playgrounds and Stools

BY ASTRID KLEIN AND MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 108 ON NOV 06, 2013

Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham present two of their team's projects. One is an indoor playground for kids in the tsunami-destroyed region of eastern Japan. The other is a sea of stools, designed to look like grass, for Artek's elephant in Ginza. (In Japanese)

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Building a Playground for All

BY ROB KERR
@ VOL 17 ON OCT 09, 2013

Rob Kerr wants to revitalize Christchurch. His plans for this include significant chnages to Christchurch's waterfront property along the central river. One such plan is the world's largest playground. To design this playground, they consulted the winners of a playground design contest that over 8000 kids participated in.

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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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Bridge for Smiles

BY KEIKO HAYASHI
@ BCCJ COMMUNITY HUB ON OCT 09, 2014

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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Harnessing the Power of Play

BY MICHAEL ANOP
IN TOKYO

“Bureaucracy is not very fun, so… at first they decided to turn a blind eye towards what we were doing. [Eventually] the government’s blind eye [realized that it] liked what we were doing. The ministry of education started reaching out to us and asking ‘hey, can you help us rebuild the playgrounds at our schools’”

From PechaKucha Night Tokyo’s recent "Powered by PechaKucha: Tohoku 2020: Building a sustainable Post-3/11 Future" comes Harnessing the Power of Play by Michael Anop. Whilst volunteering in disaster-affected Tohoku communities, Anop came to realize that many parks and school playgrounds had been destroyed by the 3/11 tsunami. Because local government was simply overwhelmed by the scale of the disaster, repairing parks would take 3 to 5 years. Working together with corporate sponsors, community leaders and city halls, Playground of Hope has built 43 playground in Tohoku.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016. 

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Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel

BY JOS DE KRIEGER
@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2016

"It's a continual transformation that goes on and on..."

In Clean tech playground: De Ceuvel at PechaKucha Night Christchurch Vol. 29, Partner of renowned repurposing architects SuperUse StudiosJos de Krieger takes us on a field trip around De Ceuvel, a clean tech playground in Amsterdam. There, innovators reclaimed a disused industrial portside site to create a space for experimentation with technologies for a sustainable future.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on April 3rd, 2017.

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Children’s Theatre Inspired by Japan

BY KUMIKO MENDL
@ 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, Kumiko Mendl tells the story of how she co-founded A Thousand Cranes with director and writer Vicky Ireland in 2006. Their vision has been to expand the diversity in UK children’s touring theatre, bringing the extraordinary and fascinating stories, traditions, art forms and artists of Japan to young audiences.

Perhaps shows by Kumiko will be one of the many events offered for children and families at Japan House London?!

 

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The Things You Remember From Childhood

BY HANA ISHIKAWA
IN CHICAGO

Hana Ishikawa's career has been inspired by the playgrounds of her childhood.