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Don Kratzer

Guerrilla Semiotician, Fig-lab || 国際フィギュア研究所 in Tokyo

What is Kaiju?

PRESENTED ON MAY 25, 2011
IN TOKYO @ VOL 82

Don Kratzer teaches us the meaning of "Kaiju," and takes us on a tour of the world of vinyl figures inspired by these strange beasts.

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Art in Japan After 3/11

BY TOMOMI SASAKI + XIN TAHARA
@ VOL 83 ON JUN 29, 2011

Art is Powerful or Powerless? One of the questions that Tokyo Art Beat's Tomomi Sasaki and Xin Tahara try to answer in this presentation that looks at the Japanese art scene post 3/11.
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My Country Japan

BY HIROSHI TSUNADA
IN BARCELONA

A very personal and honest view on Japan by a Barcelona-based Japanese designer.

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20 Years in Japan

BY DON KRATZER
@ VOL 95 ON SEP 26, 2012

Don Kratzer has lived in Japan for 20 years, and following the PK 20x20 format, shares what he's been up to all this time using one image for each year.

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Design Museum Japan

BY TAKU SATOH
@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Known for his award-winning art direction and branding projects, Taku Satoh is the founder of Taku Satoh Design Office, and has been wowing design lovers with his innovative and often mesmerizing visual sense. Here, he also talks about the new "Design Museum Japan" initiative. This presentation was part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. (in Japanese)

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Design for Social Innovation

BY SAKI IKEDA
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

This presentation reveals what art students and design can do for Tohoku reconstruction. The project lasted 8 months, and had the goal of bringing more people to the Tohoku area, and to also motivate local residents through art. (in Japanese)

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On Latvia, Graphic Design, and Tokyo

BY NATALIE CERNECKA
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Natalie Cernecka, from Latvia, was trying to find a graphic designer in Tokyo. While searching, she found a small Latvian shop in Nakameguro and went to talk to the owner. She was so enthralled by the story she heard that she wanted to share it with the world via PechaKucha. While at a PechaKucha event, she met another Latvian. Through her new Latvian friend, she found a graphic designer from Ecuador who was able to help her.

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An Ode to Tokyo

BY JULIAN WORRALL
@ VOL 111 ON FEB 20, 2014

Since coming to Japan 13 years ago, Julian Worrall has had a true passion and love for the country. He decided to participate in an art project to showcase this passion, and here he gives a brief overview of a project that presents a different view of the city and what makes it fascinating and interesting. 

"Presentation of the Day" on March 14, 2014.

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What Comes of Rice

BY KEI SUGIMURA
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Kei Sugimura discusses design, soy sauce, sake and the numerous products derived from Japan's staple. (in Japanese)

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Redesigning the times

BY ANDREW LEE
@ VOL 147 ON MAY 31, 2017

Andrew Lee, art director of The Japan Times, talks about creating the JT's new logo and what it took to revamp the print version of the newspaper for its 120th anniversary.