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Miguel Perez-La Plante

International affairs professional, a red flag with a white cross on it in Geneve

A Swiss and Japanese Friendship

PRESENTED ON JAN 28, 2015
IN TOKYO @ VOL 121

"It's hard to summarise the more than 240 events that took place celebrating the 150 years of friendship between Switzerland and Japan...but let's start right here at PechaKucha."

In A Swiss and Japanese Friendship from Tokyo Vol. 121, Head of Culture and Public Affairs at the Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo, Miguel Perez-La Plante speaks on the numerous events that were put together to celebrate Switzerland and Japan's shared traditions in art, design, architecture, literature, music, theatre, food as well as humanitarianism.

This presentation originally was featured to commemorate the series of cultural events mentioned within that took place earlier in 2015. PechaKucha spotlights it again for our second collaboration with the Swiss Embassy later this week, together bringing a special instalment of PKN to Tokyo Art Book Fair 2015, Powered by PechaKucha. For more details, visit here

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, September 18th, 2015. 

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SuperDeluxe for July 2012

BY RYU KONNO
@ VOL 94 ON JUL 25, 2012

At each PKN in Tokyo, Kono-san goes over some of the recent events that were held at the SuperDeluxe event space -- where PKN was born -- and announces upcoming events. He also likes to start off with a few personal experiences he's had. (in Japanese)

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Real Japanese Gardens

BY JENNY FEUERPEIL
@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

We love Japanese gardens, and we want the world to know more about Japanese gardens. Japanese gardens can teach the attentive observer a great deal about Japan and Japanese design, from design concepts and careful material selection to Japanese history, culture and religion. Learn more on Jenny's site.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 31, 2013.

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Upcoming Events at SuperDeluxe

BY RYU KONNO
@ VOL 109 ON DEC 04, 2013

Ryu Konno from SuperDeluxe talks about events and shows that will be taking place in the near future at Super Deluxe. Super Deluxe is an event space and bar in the Roppongi Hills area of Tokyo, Japan. (In Japanese)

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Alphorns of Japan

BY SHIGETOSHI NAKAGAWA
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Shigetoshi Nakagawa, president of the Tamagawa Alphorn club in Japan, speaks on these beautifully-crafted, melancholic, melodic Swiss instruments. He goes into depth on how they're made, as well as shows off a few performances his club has organized throughout Japan. (in Japanese)

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Yodeling in the Japanese Alps

BY KEIKO ITO
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

Keiko Ito is an amazingly talented yodeler, and here she speaks about her experiences learning to yodel, her travels to Switzerland, and her prolific performances. (in Japanese)

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Internet Yami Ichi!

BY CHRIS ROMERO
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Chris Romero and Eri Takane are bringing the Internet Yamiichi from Japan here to Brooklyn! They take us on a historical journey of this internet black market, where you will find internet-based goods in real life! 

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Swiss Art Books; Inspiration on a Page

BY MIRJAM ROMBACH
@ TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2015, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 19, 2015

Speaker Mirjam Rombach draws from her career as an independent publishing to discuss the feild. Hailing from switzerland, the art, architecture, and design provide plentiful content for publications and artistic books.

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Paper Making in Japan

BY REBECCA PRY
@ VOL 1 ON MAR 25, 2017

"They gave us certificates of mastering the art of paper making but then they quickly clarified that we didn't actually master it because it takes years to do so..."

In "Paper Making in Japan" from PechaKucha Night Warwick Vol. 1, Rebecca Pry shares her story of how she learned to make traditional Japanese paper, washi, while at the Awagami paper making factory in Tokushima, Japan.

Rebecca is a young artist living and working in Warwick, NY. Her work is heavily inspired by the patterns and imagery created by nature and her surroundings. Her designs have been published in books and magazines and have been printed on apparel, accessories, home goods, and stationery. 

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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?!