W+K Tokyo

Dan, Tokyo style

Dan Wieden stopped by the Tokyo office this week to get in a few visits and a little skating. Photo courtesy of Davi Liu.

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Tokyo.Ten Live was last night!

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Thanks to all the artists all for performing. Somehow we pulled together a nice party that got packed, even starting on a weekday at 6pm!! Even more, thanks to all both in and outside of W+K who have been supporting the Tokyo.Ten activities starting from the book itself, and all the way up to now. Hopefully this is just a start. Finally, major MAJOR props to Crescent, and Telmic, two amazing technology companies who provided us with their expertise to pull off the motion capture technology for Hifana and Chinza’s sets, and made us look HOT with the LED screen for all sets, respectively.

W+K New York launches blog

Our New York office has entered the blogosphere!

We’re excited to have a place to share a bit of New York, ourselves and who knows what else down the road with you all.

Find out what’s happening in the Big Apple at http://blog.wknyc.com/

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W+KTokyoLab : Tokyo.Ten Book Fair / Lecture Tomorrow

Just a reminder that W+K Tokyo Lab will have an in-store talk session tomorrow, Tuesday, 7/22 at the Roppongi branch of ABC. Please come and check it out! There’s some info about the event from ABC in Japanese here.

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W+K Tokyo Lab, work shop + book signing
Tues. 7/22 20:00-21:00
Place: Aoyama Book Center Roppongi

FD10: Into the Wild!

On Friday we closed the office in honor of the agency’s 10 year anniversary in Japan. Such an auspicious occasion called for a party that could rival last year’s global 25th anniversary celebration, so we boarded buses at 7:37 AM and headed away from the city heat and toward the mountain breezes.

The day kicked off with fishing in Okutama. Catching fish wasn’t too tough given that guides stocked the river just before our arrival with plenty of trout. Kanako, shown here with Masaru, won the kitty for catching the most fish.

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The afternoon’s activities became a bit more challenging as we hit the Tamagawa River for white water rafting. Thankfully everyone made it back intact, despite a few bumps and bruises from crashing into rocks.

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After everyone cleaned up at an onsen (shown below in post-onsen cleanliness) …

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… everyone got back on the bus and headed to American Camp Village for the evening’s festivities.

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The evening kicked off with a speech from Ted, along with video greetings from Dan Wieden and David Kennedy.

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Resident chefs Yohei and Sue cooked up an BBQ incredible feast (including the doomed trout from earlier in the day) which everyone clearly enjoyed.

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Post-BBQ activities included a vicious balloon game that left Hiromi with a sprained ankle, a game show where agency contestants had to identify colleagues’ body parts, and a limbo contest won by intern Aimee.

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The evening ended with a bonfire and fireworks, as well as Shun Shun’s rockin’ rendition of “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” So nice.

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