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CONGRATULATIONS to the Kyomachiya Innovators group in Japan!!!
Today, the World Monuments Fund announced the 2010 Watch List and the machiya, traditional Japanese townhouses, was selected along with 92 other at risk cultural heritage sites from around the world. The selection will play a critical role in the Kyomachiya Innovators’ mission to inform and teach the world about the cultural and historical value of the machiya.
Innovators Network member and anime scriptwriter Dai Sato was in New York to give a two-week summer immersion workshop for high school students at Japan Society. Dai took some time out of his busy schedule to talk with Japan Society about his creative process. In this video, Dai muses about his “dream script,” discusses new features in Eden of the East, an anime series as of yet unreleased in the U.S., touches on the influence of authors Philip K. Dick and Haruki Murakami on his work, offers advice for future scriptwriters, and explains a few of the perception gaps between American and Japanese viewers regarding the TV series Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex.
Dai’s scriptwriting credits also include Cowboy Bebop, Freedom, and Wolf’s Rain.
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Innovators Network member Hiroshi Tasaka’s poetic The Five Laws to Foresee the Future: 12 Paradigm Shifts that will Happen in the Future of Human Society (未来を予見する「5つの法則」) is out in English. Tasaka-san’s philosophical insights into the future of work, life and society make for rivetting reading. For those who may have missed it, Tasaka-san gave a talk at a joint Japan Society- New School forum, “Beyond Web 2.0: How Technology will Change the World.”
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