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Inspire Japan Channel

Just 4 weeks after the events of 3/11 in Japan, the worldwide PechaKucha community came together to "Inspire Japan." Over $85,000 was raised for Architecture for Humanity and ArchiAid during a non-stop 24-hour PechaKucha event that circled the globe. The process of re-growth is ongoing, and presentations will continue to be added as we continue to inspire.

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ArchiAid Channel

ArchiAid was formed soon after the devastating events of 3/11 in Japan. Many of Japan's leading architects joined forces with students of architecture to help design and rebuild some of the hardest hit coastal areas.

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Tokyo Design Week Channel

PechaKucha Nights at Tokyo Design Week are where audiences can catch presentations by some of the brightest and most interesting design talent in Japan (with a few welcome guests from abroad). Each year's event fills up the TDW venue where it is held, with upwards of 700 to 1000 in attendance.

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BitSummit Channel

BitSummit is a new conference in Western Japan for indie developers to showcase ideas and meet with publishers. For this year's BitSummit MMXIV (March 7-9) the festival has expanded in size, length, and quality, with three days worth of guest speakers and musical guests, combined together in an event unlike anything ever seen.

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Inspire Nepal Channel

After the events of the April 2015 Nepal earthquake, the worldwide PechaKucha community has come together to "Inspire Nepal". The road to recovery is a long one, and you can help inspire regrowth by sharing your story of Nepal here. Get in touch with us via


Kosice @ Tabacka
Apr 16, 2011


Heraklion @ Heraklion Chamber of Commerce (Εμπορικό Επιμελητήριο Ηρακλείου)
Apr 16, 2011


Kathmandu @ Attic Bar
Apr 16, 2011


Genève @ Club Alpin Suisse
Apr 16, 2011

PAST Inspire Japan

Tokyo @ Tokyo City View Roppongi Hills 52F
Apr 16, 2011


Marseille-Provence @ "Les Grandes Tables" Restaurant Friche de la Belle de Mai
Apr 16, 2011


Nagano @ Gishodo - Suwako watch and clock museum
Apr 16, 2011


Rotherham @ Imperial Buildings
Jun 21, 2012


Apr 16, 2011


Lublin @ Dom Kultury
Dec 12, 2013


Berlin -- Inspire Japan


Creative networker and author Uleshka starts her Berlin INSPIRE JAPAN event with a passionate presentation about her life and family in Japan -- now seen from a different perspective.


Texture Color Material


Heidi Schaefer talks about the beauty of her found objects and invites us to experience texture, color, and material.


My Country Japan


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


Arquikids: Japanese vs. Catalan Architecture


Japanese architecture versus Catalan architecture through the eyes of children.


Volunteering & Rebuilding in Fukushima

@ VOL 84 ON JUL 27, 2011

Russian student Evgeny Latypov offers his take on the aftermath of the Fukushima meltdown, and compares it to Chernobyl. He discusses his struggles in finding an organization to assist in the recovery of Japan's most seriously radiation-affected region.


PechaKucha Global Events

@ VOL 90 ON MAR 28, 2012

PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham gives a presentation about all of the global events that have helped bring the PK network together three times now, first for Haiti, then for Japan, and recently to celebrate each PK city. This presentation is in English.


Rebuilding a Village in Tohoku

@ VOL 92 ON MAY 30, 2012

In this presentation, architects Daisuke Sugawara and Masayuki Harada describe a reconstruction project they've been working on, to help rebuild in the Tohoku region. As you'll see, they've been trying to rebuild villages, to keep the community together. (in Japanese)


ArchiAid (Part 1)

@ VOL 96 ON NOV 01, 2012

Shoko Fukuya talks about the reconstruction work performed by ArchiAid in the Tohoku region, in a presentation that is then followed by this presentation by Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto.

Donating to ArchiAid

Both presentations were part of a special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien, inside the TDW Dome. You can offer support by donating through the button above -- money raised goes to the "Core House" project.


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Build Back Better Tohoku

ON FEB 19, 2013

In this special presentation, Architecture for Humanity's Michael Steiner offers up an update on the work the organization has accomplished in Tohoku so far -- following the devastating earthquake/tsunami of 2011 -- and on what is needed next.

You'll find more information on Architecture for Humanity's current projects here.


PechaKucha Inspires Nepal

@ VOL 126 ON JUN 24, 2015

"Anybody who has a story to share about Nepal can make a presentation, record it, send it to us, and we can put it on our PechaKucha Inspire Channel."

At PechaKucha Tokyo's Vol. 126, co-founders Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein re-launched their disaster response initiative, "PechaKucha Inspire", this time for the heavily earthquake-hit Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. 

Building on their experiences with the ongoing PechaKucha Inspire JAPAN effort, where an ever-growing collection of Japan inspiring presentations made at PKN around the world, are being added to, shared, and viewed nearly 100,000 times through the PechaKucha website, PechaKucha Inspire NEPAL will be more nimble, allowing anyone to make a presentation and send it directly to us to upload on the Inspire NEPAL Channel.

PechaKucha's simple and accessible format combined with a tried and tested worldwide network of creativity proves again how we can rally together to truly make a difference in the world. Be inspired by this compelling presentation to share YOUR story and in turn inspire Nepal back to it's beautiful self! 

To share your story, send us a mail at

Thank you!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on July 1st, 2015.


Raising Funds for Construction of the "Core House"

Presentations We kick off the week with a few presentations that were part of last week's special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" charity event here in Tokyo. The goal of the event was to raise funds for the building of the "Core House," that is described (in English) in this presentation by Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (and pictured above). It's a production system to build a small house at a cheap cost, that can later be enlarged, adding more rooms, etc. The target date for completion is Christmas day, and you can contribute by making a donation through the PayPal button at the top of our Inspire Japan site -- $80,000 needs to be raised to complete the project. For the other two presentations we share today (both in Japanese), the first one explains what ArchiAid is all about, and the reconstruction efforts it has been doing in the Tohoku region. The second one takes a look at a project to construct shelter for ArchiAid vounteers in the Tohoku region, in the Ayukawa area. They renovated and rebuilt homes for both ArchiAid volunteers and local residents. Posters During our post hiatus we've continued to update the Tumblr blog, and so there are lots of posters to take in you haven't checked lately, coming from the following cities: San Jose (Costa Rica), Logrono, Granada, Ekaterinburg, Chicago, Kitaskyushu, and more. Above, the poster for Thursday's PKN in Seattle, which will mark the city's 40th edition. Photos We've got a lot of photo galleries to share, so for the next few days we'll run through a few of them. Above from top, Dusseldorf, Ekaterinburg, and Maribor.PKN Dusseldorf Vol. 1 [Flickr]PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 7 [Flickr]PKN Maribor Vol. 10 [Flickr] Calendar It's been our biggest month yet with close to 120 events. Today we have the first PKN in Rio de Janeiro, as well as PKN Aalborg Vol. 10, and tomorrow sees the following 7 PKNs: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. 


PechaKucha in Charity Mode, Public Housing in Oshika, and the Pattern Book Project

Presentations Today we share a few more presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and we're also very pleased to announce that at the event itself, over 350,000 yen (US$4275) was raised for the "Core House" project, which we described in yesterday's post. There's still a ways to go, and you can contribute directly through our Inspire Japan site. PechaKucha co-founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham cover (in Japanese and English) the global charity events done under the PechaKucha banner, including "PechaKucha for Haiti" and Inspire Japan. Makoto Watanabe and Taketo Shimohigoshi share (in Japanese) a case study for public housing in the Oshika Peninsula. Momoyo Kaijima talks (in Japanese) about a pattern book project to help reconstruct people's lives, aimed at those who live close to the coast, in the Oshika area. Posters Ostrava will soon be celebrating its 10th edition (on December 15) with a huge event, and above you can see the series of posters that has been produced. For more PKN posters, you can of course visit our Tumblr blog, which has also been updated today with the flyer for tomorrow's PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, as well as our latest PKN Tokyo flyer, pictured below, designed by Luis Mendo from a photo by Michael Holmes. Tokyo's Vol. 97 happens tonight. Photos Today we share another three photo galleries from recent PKNs, with PKN Toronto Vol. 18 -- part of the DesignThinkers 2012 pre-party -- pictured above.PKN Augsburg Vol. 2 [Facebook]PKN Dornbirn Vol. 1 [Facebook] PKN Toronto Vol. 18 [Flickr]Calendar Here's a look at tonight's (November 28) PKN lineup: PKN New Haven Vol. 14, PKN Kathmandu Vol. 7, PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, PKN Providence Vol. 44, PKN Glasgow Vol. 12, PKN San Jose (Costa Rica) Vol. 4, and PKN Ekaterinburg Vol. 8. Tomorrow, it gets even bigger, with 11 events on the calendar: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN Miami Vol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, and PKN Logrono Vol. 8.


More from ArchiAid and the "Core House" Project

Presentations Today we share the last batch of presentations from last week's "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and remind you that you can help the "Core House" project by donating on our Inspire Japan site -- US$80,000 is required to bring the project to completion by its target date of Christmas Day. All of today's presentations are in Japanese, but you can watch Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto's English presentation for more on the project. Senhiko Nakata from Team A Book talks about support activities in the Nagashizu area, in Miyagi-ken. Kumiko Inui talks about her project that offers up a variety of new plans for kids to enjoy school life, and the reconstruction of a junior high school in Shichigahama, Miyagi-ken. Ippei Takahashi shares a project to reconstruct a nursery in Shichigahama. It features a large interior garden (patio-like), and is made to look like a large village. SANAA's Naoto Noguchi talks about a reconstruction project on the island of Miyato with the goal of maintaining the traditional lifestyle of the locals, and to preserve the sights and island nature. Osamu Tsukihashi talks about a project with 22 universities (500 architectural students) to work on a model (at 1/500 scale) of the cities in the Tohoku area. Shoko Fukuya from the Tohoku Institute of Technology talks about a long running project (since last summer) in which universities around Japan are getting together to support the Tohoku region. Posters No new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so instead we highlight the poster for tonight's PKN Logrono Vol. 8.  Photos Here's another set of photo galleries to share. Above, a look at the recent PKN Tehran Vol. 3. PKN Tehran Vol. 3 [Flickr]PKN Aalen Vol. 12 [Flickr]PKN Guimaraes Vol. 4 [Flickr]Calendar Another big Thursday (November 29) with 11 events: PKN Salzburg Vol. 15, PKN Madison, WI Vol. 4, PKN MiamiVol. 19, PKN Huddersfield Vol. 8, PKN Cologne Vol. 13, PKN Seattle Vol. 40, PKN Kolding Vol. 19, PKN Skovde Vol. 10, PKN Varberg Vol. 4, PKN Kitakyushu Vol. 8, PKN Logrono Vol. 8, and PKN Granada Vol. 1. Tomorrow we have PKN Bangor Vol. 6, PKN Ferrol Vol. 8, PKN Nagoya Vol. 13, and PKN Tampa Bay Vol. 12.


ArchiAid's "Core House" Project

Late last year a special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event was held to help raise funds for the organization's "Core House" project -- US$80,000 is required to bring the project to completion. On top of the funds raised at the event, we have also been accepting donations online, which you can do by clicking on the PayPal button below (to make a donation of 1000 yen or 10,000 yen). This donation button has also been added to individual presentations (all recorded at the special event), and so we encourage you to share the presentations to get support. 昨年末に行われたPechaKucha x ArchiAidイベントでのプレゼンテーション「コアハウス」への募金のご協力を募っています。小さく建ててその後増築していくスタイルの板倉コアハウスを完成させるのに700万円が必要であり、イベント会場で集まった募金に加えてオンライン上でも引き続きのご支援をお願いいたします。下のPayPalボタンから千円または一万円の募金をしていただけます。このボタンはArchiAidのプレゼンテーション全てについておりますので、ぜひぜひ他のプレゼンテーションもご覧になってください。よろしくお願いいたします。 Most of the presentations are in Japanese, and we do hope to add subtitles over the coming weeks, but in the meantime you can watch Atelier Bow-Wow's Yoshiharu Tsukamoto's English presentation for more on the "Core House" project. Donating to ArchiAid ¥1,000 JPY ¥10,000 JPY    


3/11 and ArchiAid

Today marks the anniversary of 3/11 -- the earthquake/tsunami disaster that affected the northern regions of Japan in 2011 -- and so we will be featuring presentations all week that relate to the topic. We will also release an updated version of our Inspire Japan ebook later this week, with new presentations (you can download it for free from the iBookstore).We kick things off with this reconstruction project by SANAA on the island of Miyato, with the goal of maintaining the traditional lifestyle of the locals, and to preserve the sights and island nature (as with most of the presentations on the ArchiAid Channel, it is in Japanese, but with English subtitles). It was part of a special "PechaKucha x ArchiAid" event, and you can still offer support by donating through the button you'll find on the presentation page -- money raised goes to the "Core House" project.


Little Spaces

In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Tokyo's special PechaKucha x ArchiAid event), Kumiko Inui covers the difficulties associated with the reconstruction of a junior high school (in Shichigahama, Miyagi Prefecture) severly affected by the 2011 Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. With dozens of faculty members as clients, her firm worked to convince the future denizens of this school of the benefits of the small structures within the campus called "Little Spaces". 


Reconstruction Projects in Oshika Peninsula

Shoko Fukuya, from the Tohoku Institute of Technology, discusses her long-term efforts to pool the efforts of architecture students from all over the Japanese nation to rebuild the Oshika Peninsula, Miyagi Prefecture. In this edition of Presentation of the Day (from the special PechaKucha x ArchiAid fundraiser), she addresses the complications found in building in this area -- the geography isn't what anyone would call "flat". On the bright side, she also goes over the richness of this coastal region: the delicious wakame seaweed, the oysters, the deer, and of course the fishermen who live and work there. 


A Pattern Book

In this edition of Presentation of the Day, Momoyo Kaijima speaks (at the special PechaKucha x ArchiAid fundraiser) on her project to collaborate with the children and university students of the Oshika peninsula to create books on their local lifestyle.  In the books we see a multitude of various natural resources found in this area, and how the locals live off the land, mountains, and sea. 



"Returning to the PK stage at our Vol. 101 this Wednesday is Photohoku, with an update on their latest photographic adventures in Tohoku. PhotohokuのBrianさんが最近行われているプロジェクトについて水曜日のPechaKucha Night東京でプレゼンテーションして下さいます。"



For our final "Presentation of the Day" of the week, we hand the mic over to Brian Scott Peterson, who introduces the "Photohoku" project, which involves bringing photographers to the Tohoku region, to help create new photo memories for those who were affected by the 2011 earthquake/tsunami.

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