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Lucas Badtke-Berkow

editor, creative director, media creator , Knee High Media in Tokyo

Knee High Media

PRESENTED ON MAR 23, 2013
IN TOKYO @ PECHAKUCHA X DESIGN-AH EXHIBITION

Tokyo veteran Lucas Badtke-Berkow treats us to an introduction of all the publishing adventures he's had in Japan through his company, Knee High Media. The company has been the brain and creative mechanism behind some of Japan and the world’s most innovative and influential magazines: Japanese culture magazineTOKION (1996), kids magazine MAMMOTH (2000), travel magazinePAPERSKY (2002), free paper Metro Min. (2002) and botanical magazines PLANTED & PLANTS + TV (2009). His activities are now beyond print media and he also organises and produces events such as "MAMMOTH POW-WOW", an outdoor music and camp festival for families, and the "PAPERSKY TOUR de NIPPON, an event to travel around Japan and promote Japan's rural community. 

"Presentation of the Day" on April 22, 2013.

トラベル・ライフ・スタイル誌『PAPERSKY』やキッズ誌『mammoth』を手がけられていらっしゃるニーハイメディア・ジャパン(www.khmj.com)の設立者、ルーカス・バデキ・バルコさんのプレゼンテーションです。雑誌を通じて日本から世界に最新の様々な情報を発信し続けるルーカスさんの活動をぜひお聞きください。
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BY MIKE ABELSON
@ MAGAZINE LIBRARY 10 ON MAY 11, 2012

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BY TAKAKO SAEKI
@ VOL 98 ON DEC 19, 2012

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The Japan Superhero Boom and the Pachimon Phenomenon 1971-1975

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 103 ON MAY 29, 2013

Don Kratzer adds to his collection of PechaKucha presentations dealing with the Japanese toy and figure scene with a new installment, this time looking at the explosion of Superheros on Japanese TV and popular culture In the early 1970s. Check out the cast of characters, the amazing vinyl toys, and the charming "pachimon" (bootleg) phenomenon of this bygone era.

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BY ASHLEY MATARAMA
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@ VOL 26 ON JUL 05, 2016

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BY AJ HENNING
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BY GMB CHOMICHUK
@ VOL 28 ON NOV 24, 2016

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