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Tuesday, 19th April 2011
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Artists and architects brainstorm in Tokyo for quake relief

The Roppongi Hills shopping complex in Tokyo was the centre of a global brainstorming session on Saturday (April 16th), as architects, artists and musicians presented their ideas for raising money for earthquake relief.

More than 200 people gathered at the event in the Japanese capital, which was linked up by video to 92 other such events across the world, in cities including Sendai, Nagano and Christchurch in New Zealand, Japan Times reported.

The event was run in the 'PechaKucha Night' style, in which each speaker was given under seven minutes to explain a maximum of 20 images to outline their ideas.

In total, 11 artists and groups gave their presentations, including a manga artists' collective, which has launched an online charity auction of original prints of their cartoons.

Clara Kleft, one of the project's organisers, said: "Japan is very rich in human resources. There are so many talented people out there."

Written by Kimberley Homer

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