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Laura Crawford

Editor, Lonely Planet in London

Lonely Planet Guide to Japan

PRESENTED ON MAR 23, 2016
IN LONDON @ INSPIRED BY JAPAN – POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA

Laura Crawford is a Destination Editor for Lonely Planet, covering Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines. Sounds like an amazing dream job right?! Well, as Laura explains in her PehcaKucha talk in reality not always. 

Watch and listen to hear about her amazing (and no so amazing) adventures!  :)

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Goteborg for Japan

BY KOTOI ASAYAMA + KUMIKO UCHIDA
@ VOL 25 ON APR 12, 2011

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

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Walking Through Japan

BY THOMAS KOEHLER
@ SWISS PECHAKUCHA NIGHT ON FEB 07, 2014

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.

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A Traveler's Account of Early 20th Century Japan

BY ROBERT BLASIAK
@ VOL 114 ON MAY 28, 2014

After coming across Bernhard Kellermann's "Ein Spaziergang in Japan" in a used bookstore in Heidelberg in early 2013, Robert Blasiak was drawn completely into Kellermann's 100+ year old account of traveling through Japan and visiting teahouses, brothels, theaters, cedar groves and fishing villages along the way. He presents Kellermann's journey across Japan as well as his own journey as the translator of the book.

You can find more info about the book, from Publisher FineLine Press, here.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 13, 2014.

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The Best Things in Life are Cheap!

BY CHRIS KIRKLAND
@ VOL 125 ON MAY 28, 2015

"Our mission is to dispel this myth that Tokyo is this crazy expensive place." 

From humble beginnings, tech entrepreneur Chris Kirkland's website, Tokyo Cheapo, a travel and culture guide dedicated to life in Japan on a budget, has grown to a monthly readership over 150,000. From getting to and fro, to staying in rock-bottom-priced accommodation, even to finding love, Tokyo Cheapo covers it all on life in Tokyo on the cheap!

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June, 26th 2015. 
Enjoy!

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Fun in Japan

BY P DIGSSS
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 14, 2017

P Digsss discussed music, snowboarding, and other fun things experienced in Japan.

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A Lonely Planet Guide to Japan

BY SIMON RICHMOND
@ 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, Simon Richmond, a contributor to Lonely Planet's guide to Japan and Tokyo, provides 20 reasons of why Japan is such a great place to visit.

Start searching for flights now!

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The Real and Mythical Weird Japan

BY LINDA LOMBARDI
@ VOL 7 ON MAY 20, 2016

When the typical American thinks about Japan, apparently they imagine a wacky place full of robot dogs and guys in Hello Kitty suits reading pornogrphic comics on the subway. Linda Lombardi dispels these myths of Japanese culture, but shares some other interesting and strange myths from Japanese culture.

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Japan

BY HIKARU TERURU KATO
@ VOL 32 ON JAN 12, 2018

Hikaru Teruru Kato stellt in seinem Vortrag den deutschen pk-Fans seine Heimat, sein Japan vor. 

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Creating an Alternative Tourist Guide to Japan

BY CHRIS LOUGHLAN
@ VOL 16 ON OCT 17, 2018

Chris Loughlan is CEO Cambridge Institute for Innovation. Working with a range of organisations in the UK on innovation strategy, skills and evaluation. He is concerned about the impact that tourism has on the world and is in the process of creating an alternative guide to Japan in time for the Rugby World Tour and the 2020 Olympic Games.