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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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Haiti Reconstruction Channel

117 PechaKucha Night cities came together to raise money for reconstruction in Haiti on the 20th of February, 2010, just 4 weeks after the earthquake. Raising $79,000 for Architecture for Humanity, the money has helped build a school, which opened in November of 2011.

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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


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


Apr 16, 2011


San Francisco @ Commonwealth Club of San Francisco
Jul 07, 2014


Genève @ Maison de Quartier de Carouge
Oct 09, 2014


Lincoln, UK @ Brewhaus
Oct 07, 2015


Japan Platform in Haiti


This presentation is in JAPANESE. Noriyuki Shiina explains the work of the Japanese NGO Japan Platform in Haiti.


From Nagano

@ VOL 0 ON MAR 03, 2007

In this presentation by the PKN Nagano team, a look at Sakae village in Nagano after the earthquake, and 10 groups of creators based in Nagano introduce Japan.


Goteborg for Japan

@ VOL 25 ON APR 12, 2011

Support from the city of Gothenburg in Sweden for Japan, coming from a group of exchange students.


Inspire Japan Update

@ VOL 82 ON MAY 25, 2011

We take a look at what the Inspire Japan events have meant so far for reconstruction efforts in Japan, what we've accomplished so far (with 48 cities reporting, we've raised over $70,000), and what's next. We also invite you to continue to support our efforts by donating on the Inspire Japan site, or by pre-buying the Inspire Japan ebook.

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.


Japan Inspired


Corporate idea maverick Raban Ruddigkeit shares beautiful design solutions to support Japan, and openly discusses the question as to how design can or cannot help in the Fukushima aftermath.

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.


Design for Social Innovation

@ VOL 84 ON JUL 27, 2011

A presentation about reconstruction following the Tohoku earthquake. For more details on PechaKucha's reconstruction efforts, please see our Inspire Japan site.


Walking Through Japan


Thomas Koehler, feeling devastated by the 2011 earthquake disaster, took the inititive to create his own project to raise awareness and show his love for Japan. Listen to his endearing story of his struggles and his expereinces with friendly natives as he walks from Hokkaido to Cape Sata. 

"Presentation of the Day" on February 21, 2014.


PKN in the Japan Times, the Article

As a follow-up to our post the other day on the piece in The Japan Times, here's a scan of the article -- half a page!


Earthquake in Chile

Our thoughts go out to everyone in Chile after the strong earthquake and the many aftershocks. We emailed the PechaKucha team in Concepcion, which appears to be near the epicentre, as soon as the news broke in the US and we emailed them again as we woke up to the news in Japan. The PechaKucha team in Concepcion has been very active trying to raise funds for the earthquake in Haiti through our "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti." Cameron Sinclair has been in touch from Architecture for Humanity, and we immediately decided that all funds they have raised for Haiti should be used at home and we will be looking to match those funds several times over. Please check back for more news and update. Any money donated at the Concepcion PechaKucha page will be directed to the PechaKucha organizers there. The same will be done for donations made to the Santiago PechaKucha page. Please donate what you can.


Earthquake in Christchurch

Our thoughts are again with organizer Vanessa Coxhead and all our PechaKucha friends (and just plain everyone, for that matter) in Christchurch, which unfortunately has been hit by another terrible earthquake, this one apparently even worse than what was experienced last year.


Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan Mini-site Launches

As you'll notice if you've stopped by the front page of the PechaKucha site, we have now launched the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan mini-site. Please take a look to find out more about what the event is all about, how it got its name ("Inspire Japan"), and what you can do to participate. Right now the site is just filled with text about the event, but over the coming days and weeks, it will be updated with more info on what cities are participating and special presentations recorded specificially with this event in mind -- it's also where, on the day of the event (April 16) you'll find all the streams for the cities that are able to do so. For press enquiries, please use our regular press contact address -- we will also have banners prepared that you can use to put up on any site, to help spread the word.


PKN Sendai + Inspire Japan

Sendai was the hardest hit area when the first big earthquake hit -- and it took us a while to get news from the PKN Sendai team -- but we're very happy, and even amazed, that it will also take part in the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event on April 16. You'll find all the details for the event -- in Japanese -- here. This will be the city's first PKN -- it had joined the PK city count just a few weeks before the earthquake hit -- and it also happens to be on the exact date they were originally looking at for their Vol. 1.


PKN Christchurch + Inspire Japan Update

We'd previously posted about Christchurch's involvement in the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event, and now here's a look at the poster for the event, which is also the city's Vol. 10, and purposely stark -- as organizer Vanessa Coxhead told us, it's "easy to print and get out with most of the central city still shut down, and the X is a great stand in for so many things here as well as our 'tenth event.'" Please note also that the venue has changed, and will now take place at the CPSA Building's CPIT on Madras Street. We're including the full press release. PKN_CHCH_10 SPECIAL EDITION “Inspire Christchurch” Kick-starting Global PechaKucha Day – Inspire Japan Saturday 16 April 2011 Doors open 7.30pm / start 8.20pm CPSA Building, CPIT Madras Street Entry by koha. All funds raised on the night will be distributed to Architecture for Humanity's current rebuilding effort in Christchurch and the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. Please bring a cushion if you’d like front row seats. Limited capacity. Cash bar only. On 22 February, as Christchurch was preparing to rebuild after the 4 September Canterbury Earthquake, the earth shook and again we have found ourselves in recovery mode, mourning the loss of lives, livelihoods, beloved places and spaces, our much loved heritage and our homes. Then on 11 March, Japan suffered an earthquake and tsunami that destroyed 400km of coastline, killed over 10,000 people, left 400,000 people homeless, and triggered a nuclear situation that is still unfolding. Now both Christchurch and the effected parts of Japan find themselves facing the difficulties and opportunities of rebuilding after significant natural disasters. Please join us on 16 April for PechaKucha Night Christchurch 10 SPECIAL EDITION “Inspire Christchurch” and be a part of Global PechaKucha Day – Inspire Japan. Japan has inspired designers for many generations. It is where PechaKucha Night was born which has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Let's all come together and show Christchurch and Japan that the creative world is thinking of them, that all is not lost, and that it is possible to stand up and rebuild, even in the suburbs and towns which have been completely destroyed. With creativity and passion, anything is possible. THINK / PARTICIPATE / DONATE / INSPIRE On 16 April, many of the 400 PechaKucha cities around the world will come together and hold events, broadcasting out to the world over multiple Ustreams. Here in Christchurch we’ll be holding an event at CPIT and kick-starting the global event via Ustream. The 20x20 presentations will be focused on 3 main themes INSPIRATION, ISSUES, RECOVERY. They could be simply about things that inspire us, or how Christchurch or Japan has inspired you. Great ideas or solutions that help deal with the issues at hand whether earthquake, tsunami or other natural disaster. Or focusing on the road to recovery. On 16 April hundreds of 20x20 presentations will be made around the world and we hope that you’ll be one of them. If you, or someone you know, are interested in presenting please get in touch. You can email me at or contact me on 027 660 6437. Find a city near you and attend or watch on Ustream. Donate at the door or online. For updates, previous presentations and other upcoming PechaKucha Nights visit http:// For further information on Global PechaKucha Day – Inspire Japan visit PechaKucha Night is now running in 403 cities globally, find a location and join the conversation. PechaKucha Night is for creativity and not for profit. As always, thank you for your support. PechaKucha is fun, fast, and informative. Please pass on this email on and let your contacts know about it.


PKN Gothenburg for Japan

Gothenburg is holding its regularly scheduled PechaKucha Night Vol. 25 tonight (April 12) at Park Lane, but will also be supporting the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan efforts by collecting donations at the event (as most cities are doing this month). Here's organizer Jesper Larsson with some details on a specific presentation that will take place (note that Göteborg is the Swedish name for the city of Gothenburg). At our event tonight we will do a fundraiser for Architecture for Humanity together with the organization "Göteborg for Japan" (started by Japanese exchange students in Göteborg) who will also give a presentation about the situation in Japan which we will videotape for the Inspire Japan event on the 16th. Göteborg for Japan will also sell tickets to their charity concert on the 25th of April, which includes artists Maia Hirasawa, Timo Räisänen, Kristoffer Ragnstam and Lindha Kallerdahl. Maia Hirasawa (half-Swedish, Half-Japanese) has recorded a track in memory of the victims of the earthquake and tsunami on the 11th of March. The song "Fragile" cost 2 Euro and 100% goes to Japanese Red Cross. Here it is on YouTube, and you can buy the single via Menyou, a company that has also spoken at PechaKucha Night in Gothenburg.


PKN and Inspire Japan on Monocle

Monocle magazine has a terrific new video report up on its website, "Japan -- building the future," and it features coverage of our Inspire Japan event that was held at Roppongi Hills here in Tokyo, as well as an interview with PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham (pictured above).Two months after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami devastated the Tohoku region of Japan, the nation is beginning to pick up the pieces. Looking to the future are a number of architects and designers thinking creatively about the reconstruction process in the hopes of building a better Japan. Gabriel Leigh heads to Tohoku to see what’s shaping up.


Walking through Japan

Swiss native and travel agent living in Japan Thomas Koehler was devastated both mentally and financially by the 2011 earthquake disaster, and took the inititive to create his own project to raise awareness and show his love for Japan. In "Walking through Japan" from a very special Swiss PechaKucha Night edition of PKN Tokyo, listen to this endearing story of his struggles and his experiences with friendly natives as he walked for 5 months straight from Hokkaido to Kyushu. Thomas' walk of the length of the island nation was made into a documentary, "Negative: Nothing" and has been screened throughout Europe and Japan

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