W+K Tokyo

K vs K

Recently we had two of our own venture out to explore the world beyond W+K (there is a whole universe out there). But we wouldn’t let them go without a fight. Kay, one of the original WK Tokyo peeps brought on some serious girl power and plummeted the renown warrior Kaoru during our going away party for them.

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Enjoy the Pressure?

W+K Tokyo and Nike Japan cranked out a JDI ad over the weekend to celebrate Japan’s presence in the World Series. In game 3, Boston’s Daisuke Matsuzaka became the first Japanese pitcher to start a World Series game. The first batter he faced from the Rockies was his former teammate on the Seibu Lions, Kaz Matsui who promptly hit a double. Congrats Red Sox. Congrats Japan.

(English Translation)
Enjoy the Pressure. That’s an interesting thought. How can a person actually enjoy pressure? It makes people squirm and palms sweaty. Hearts race and muscles tense up. Fear and nervousness are common side-effects. Pressure is not a nice thing. But you know what? There are some out there that wouldn’t have it any other way. Bring it on. They feed off pressure, thrive off it, because without pressure they’d never get better. They need it to push themselves further than they or anyone else for that matter thought they could go. And when you enjoy the screams, the camera flashes, the press, the naysayers and everything else that goes along with it and you make it to the top. You can sit back, smile and say, “Thanks pressure. I owe you one.”

Tokyo Motor Show 2007

A few of the gearheads in the office went to Makuhari in Chiba to check out the Tokyo Motor show. Lots of cool concept cars, that actually seem practical for the future not just fantasy. This being Japan, alot of the focus was on environmentally friendly cars. Nice that most manufacturers are finally getting involved in that category. The Tokyo show is up there with Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Detroit for the largest and most important in the world. And with the largest carmaker in the world now residing in Nagoya instead of Detroit, it’s for good reason. The best thing about the Tokyo motor show is of course, the uhhhh, innovative technology that is on display there.

main hall

Toyota

Subaru

Porsche

Nike Chicas WIP – Beijing

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In ascending 😉 order : +cruz, Sukwan, Tei and Tony.

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Nike Chicas, it’s all about “STRENGTH”

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Coach Kim spinning like one of the nike ladies.

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Exhale ooooh, feel the BURN. Ted wins for best grimace.

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Claudia spinning with our Taiwanese tri-athlete.

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Up for a little Kommunista Volleyball?

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+cruz y claudia with our Chinese volleyball star… Zhang.

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+cruz’s fave shooter and long lost Sesame Street Brother in crime – BERT, a.k.a. Luis Sanchis.

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+cruz paying respects to El Hefe – MAO.