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PauseTalk Next Week

I figure a lot of people are probably wondering whether there will be a PauseTalk next week or not — considering all of the events that have been cancelled of late — and after having spoken with the Cafe Pause manager, we’ve decided to go ahead and have one. Since the earthquake and following a week of being closed, the cafe has been open only until 17:00, and from today it will be closing at 20:00, but on the date of PauseTalk Vol. 49 (Monday, April 4) it will be open until 23:00 (the PauseTalk start time, as always, will be 20:00).

I know many of you are still not venturing out at night as much, but please know that I’ll be there, and it would be nice to have a nice group to share thoughts on what’s happened, and how we all move forward from it.

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OPEN Japan Relief

I mentioned in my charity post that OPEN Skateboards were donating proceeds of all deck sales to disaster relief, and now Ian has gone and designed a new deck (above) specifically to help raise funds — you can pre-order it now (sorry, they couldn’t get an official release date on it yet).

The image on the left is the bottom, and the one on the right (the top) will be red paint on black stained wood.

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Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Although focus today is on the nuclear emergency, there are still so many in the north of the country that are in need of help — half a million were displaced following the first big quake, I believe. To donate money, there’s the Japan Red Cross, and the Japan Society is taking donations directly, with 100% going towards aid (no admin fees).

Below, I’m posting things that are being sold to help raise funds for disaster relief, many organized by friends. Every bit helps, and if buying goods is a necessary incentive, so be it.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Luis Mendo’s first city report on Tokyo.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Art Space Tokyo, all sales until the end of March.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Decks by OPEN Skateboards. Ian Lynam has also designed a new deck specifically to raise funds, which you can pre-order here.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Everything sold on Ian Lynam’s Wordshape online store.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

The MuPon museum coupons app by Tokyo Art Beat.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Poster by W+K Tokyo.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Shugo Tokumaru has a digital track for sale (“Open a Bottle”).

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

A Salvation Army t-shirt designed by Joshua Smith.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Poster by Editions of 100.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Leather bracelet by Corter Leather.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

All magazine orders from the MagCulture shop until March 18.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Furoshiki (here and here) designed by LINK, Hennie Haworth, and Lucinda Newton Dunn, until the end of March.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

Print Okushon, a site set up to auction off designer prints.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

A postcard series by Eloise Rapp.

Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief

T-shirts by Osaka-based Sweatshop Union.

I switched over my avatar on Twitter and Facebook to one of these images, to raise awareness. Here’s also a bunch of images/posters by Japanese designers, to raise awareness of energy conservation measures that are currently in full effect.