Guests attend inaugral BCCJ Community Hub night powered by PechaKucha

Written by BCCJ
October 14, 2014

Written by BCCJ
October 14, 2014

60 guests joined our inaugural BCCJ Community Hub event, powered by PechaKucha, at SuperDeluxe, Nishi Azabu, Tokyo, last night.

Speakers from seven NPOs in the BCCJ’s eco-system shared updates from their organizations using PechaKucha’s snappy and engaging “20×20” (20 slides, 20 seconds per slide) format.

Guests enjoyed and were moved by stories from RIJ (Jane Best OBE), Bridge for Smiles (Keiko Hayashi), TELL (Ian de Stains OBE), OGA for Aid (Angela Ortiz), Lighthouse (Aiki Segawa), WaterAid (Kaoru Takahashi), F-World (Ryo Ichiji). Speakers used photos to illustrate their respective missions and explain why could benefit from volunteer support and donations.

They also had a chance to meet with the NPOs in ‘beer break’ networking sessions and connect with fellow BCCJ members and guests.

The evening was opened by Mark Dytham, co-founder of PechaKucha, who later invited all presenters to speak again at one of PechaKucha’s monthly events, which regularly attract crowds of up to 300: ‘this has been one of the best PechaKucha events, if not THE best event, we have ever had the pleasure to host’.

The BCCJ would like to thank everyone who supported our first Community Hub evening, which we hope can grow in size and impact going forward.


BCCJ Community Hub presentations

All presentations are available to view online on the global PechaKucha website HERE

RIJ: “The problem of being displaced is quite severe: you lose everything.” says RIJ’s Jane Best…

Bridge for Smile: Keiko Hayashi is a mother herself, and had no idea about the child abuse that Japan faces. After doing research on the issue…

TELL: Having good mental health, is just as important as having good physical health. Executive Director Ian de Stains goes into…

OGA for Aid: The Tohoku region, that was hit by the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, is Angela Ortiz’s home. The aftermath left Angela focused…

Lighthouse: Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. However, little is known of Japan’s dark secret: human trafficking. Aiki Segawa…

Water Aid: Kaoru Takahashi works for the global organization, Water Aid. Helping developing countires gain access to clean water, and…

F-World: Ryo Ijichi is the director of F-World, which is working on the project of building a indoor facility for the kids in Fukushima…



For more photographs from this event please visit the BCCJ Flickr page.