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Junko Akiyama

KOMOSHIRO-Researcher

CHANGE YOUR WORLD WITH WORD GAMES

PRESENTED ON JUN 04, 2016
IN OSAKA @ VOL 13

大阪には「オモシロイ」人が多い、というイメージがあるかもしれません。しかし、ジュンコイキさんは、子育ての悩みから「コモシロイ」を見出します。オモシロイとコモシロイの違いって?それはぜひプレゼンテーションの中で!

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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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Spreading Spoken Word

BY FARAH AND YAZEN MC
@ VOL 4 ON FEB 22, 2014

Farah Chamma and MC Yazen, an Abu Dhabi-based Syrian rapper and producer, focus on spreading spoken word in unexpected places around the world. Being part of the spoken word scene in the United Arab Emirates, they are now trying to explore new scenes and collaborate with new artists to promote Arabic spoken word, be it through poetry or rap. 

Morocco will be their first destination. They will be organizing poetry events and workshops in different cities including Casablanca, Fez, and Rabat, and collaborating with different artists including Mohammed Hamza Hachlaf. 

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/to-north-africa

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The Power of Language

BY IRINA HOLCA
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Irina Holca, an english teacher, shares her love for languages and introduces some of Japan's historical attempts at language acculturation in neighboring countries.

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Virtual Words for Language Learners

BY MIKE MCKAY
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Mike McKay shares some insider tips on the why and how of seting up and conducting online language lessons in Second Life. He uses virtual worlds to encourage his students to practice speaking English.

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The Power of Language : Tell YOUR Story

BY ROSS FISHER
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Ross Fisher provides us with an inspirational talk about how everyone should get out there and do a PK talk...or just tell their story to anyone who will listen!

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We Want to Make Japanese Style Sweets Made in Sakai Popular!

BY MINE HIRONO
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 04, 2016

Mine Hirono introduces the city of Sakai, south of Osaka, whose unique heritage includes confectionaries used for tea ceremony, and blades used in past battles and contemporary finest kitchens. Many cities around Japan have unique stories and histories that would gain from getting more exposure.

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Change Your Mindest, Change Your Life

BY ANTONIO MOUZON
@ VOL 8 ON MAR 30, 2017

Antonio Mouzon showes us how a change in your mindset can dramatically change not only your life but the life around you. 

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One word: Neopets

BY AVERY HELM
@ VOL 31 ON SEP 14, 2017

When you grow up in the middle of the greatest technology boom in history, the internet becomes your muse.  Exposed to the greatest site in history, Neopets, at a young age, Avery Helm grew from her love of artistically designed creatures to making her own fantasy world with her art.  

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The Mystery League

BY SANDOR WEISZ
@ VOL 39 ON SEP 06, 2016

Sandy Weisz, founder of the Mystery League,  is a purveyor of puzzle hunts.