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Pecha Kucha University vol.1
+ Avaron Screening & Talk + Hip Hop Party

Date: July 21 (SAT.) 18:00 - 26:00
Venue: SuperDeluxe
Fee: 1500yen (1Drink)

Related Information: ACADEMIC CONFERENCE AT TUJ, JULY 21-22: Youth & Imaginative Labor: East Asia & Beyond

6:00PM...Doors Open
6:30-9:00PM...Pecha Kucha University vol.1 Presentations
9:00-11:00PM...Screening of Avalon with commentary by Donald Richie
11:00-2:00AM...Hip Hop Afterparty w/ Zulu Nation Japan
Live Painting by Rinpa Eshidhan
Spoken Word by Marcellus Nealy

Collaboration: Klein-Dytham Architects, Super-Deluxe, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Survivart

5 minutes walk toward Nishi Azabu on Roppongi dori from Hibiya line (Roppongi station)

Pecha Kucha University vol.1
Organized by Temple University, Japan Campus
ICJS: Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies WAKAI Project
Co-organized by Klein Dytham Architecture
Supported by SuperDeluxe

Pecha Kucha U. is "the sound of conversation" in a marketplace of ideas outside the classroom: undergrads, postgrads, and nograds too solving this equation: 20 slides for 20 seconds and something worth saying. It's not only an academic exercise: even those too-cool-for-school can play.
Organized by The Wakai Project through Temple University Japan Campus's Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Pecha Kucha U. is the kohai of Klein Dytham Architecture's Pecha Kucha Night, a concept that since 2003 has developed a world-wide network of artists, designers, architects, and culture-producers in over 80 cities.
Pecha Kucha U. is an opportunity to network and talk about issues in not just serious ways. No tests, no grades, just a conversation about ideas.

What is Pecha Kucha Night?
Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. (Admittedly, it was also a way to get more people to visit SuperDeluxe - their then newly opened multimedia event space in Tokyo).

Temple University, Japan Campus
ICJS: Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies
Dedicated to fostering study and research on contemporary Japan and Asia, the ICJS hosts lectures, seminars and symposia that provide a forum for Japan scholars to present their work on Japanese social, cultural and political issues. It also organizes movie showings and culture events. The Institute embodies TUJ's commitment to offering research and study programs linking Japan and other countries, fostering greater overseas understanding of Japan, and presenting innovative forms of international education in Japan.

A Multi-part Series Devoted to Unexplored Tangents of the Japanese Film

Directed by Oshii Mamoru, written by Ito Kazunori 2001, 106mins.

A road not taken. Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) Mamoru's brilliant and beautiful live-action anime about the perils of alternate reality games. Set in ruined Europe, it shows us our Polish heroine's finding a hidden level in the Game. Involving and involved, the film won foreign prizes but no imitators - the experiment was never repeated.

Curated by Donald Richie
Hosted by SuperDeluxe
Sponsored by The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS)

Donald Richie
Named by TIME magazine, "the dean of Japan's art critics," and acknowledged as the foremost authority on Japanese cinema, Donald Richie has also written widely - some forty books in all - on other aspects of the country and its people. The Inland Sea has been called a classic and its film version has won prizes at international film festivals as well as the National Geographic Earth Award. His Public People, Private People has been called "unforgettable" by Tom Wolfe and of his two collections of essays, A Lateral View and Partial Views, Susan Sontag has said: "Donald Richie writes about Japan with an unrivaled range, acuity, and wit." In addition to writing a column for The Japan Times, lecturing around the world, and continuing to lend his distinctive voice to Japanese studies, Donald Richie teaches film at Temple University's Japan Campus.

Introduction by Donald Richie in English
Film in Japanese with English subtitles
(film to be followed by a Q&A moderated by Donald Richie)

(c)2000 Mamoru Oshii and Avalon Project. All Rights Reserved.


Hip Hop Party hosted by ZULU NATION JAPAN
Rinpa Eshidan (Live Painting)
Marcellus Nealy (Spoken Word)
Zulu Nation Japan


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Youth & Imaginative Labor: East Asia & Beyond

The Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) at Temple University, Japan Campus, will host gYouth and Imaginative Labor: East Asia and Beyond,h a two-day conference in July focused on the issue of youth today in the neoliberal economy of immaterial/affective labor, the social and political challenges young people face and their imaginative responses that creatively and critically transform their situations.

The conference will include leading scholars working on Japan, Korea, China and Hong Kong in academic panel sessions and will feature multi-media presentations by graduate students, performers and youth NPO advocates presenting work on and by youth in East Asia.

On Saturday evening (July 21), the conference will have a conjoined session at Super Deluxe in Roppongi, where NGO activists, designers, and academics studying youth culture will give short multi-media presentations as part of "Pecha Kucha University". At this event, Donald Richie will introduce and discuss a screening of the anime film gAvalon,h which will be followed by a Hip Hop party organized by Zulu Nation Japan, with live painting by Rinpa Eshidan and a Spoken Word performance by Marcellus Nealy.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday, July 22, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Locations: TUJ Mita Hall in Minami Azabu / Super Deluxe in Nishi-Azabu

Access to Temple University, Japan Campus (Mita Hall):
(Saturday night events after 6 p.m. will be at Super Deluxe.

Cost: 1500 yen for the Saturday evening event (only); the academic panel sessions at TUJ are free of charge.

To register and for further information:
Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies
Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ)
Tel. 03-5441-9800

Anne Allison (Duke University)
David Slater (Sophia University)
Kyle Cleveland (Temple University)

Collaboration: Klein-Dytham Architects, Super-Deluxe, Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Survivart

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