W+K Tokyo

XTREEME XMAS from extreme W+K TOKYO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy holidays from W+K TOKYO! Shout, whisper, scream… go extreme. Create your own XTREEME X’MAS tree and share it with your friends and your loved ones. Extreme holidays and best wishes for an extreme 2010!!!
Enjoy XTREEME XMAS FROM W+K TOKYO
今年のクリスマスは、W+K TOKYOからみなさんにXTREEME XMAS FROM W+K TOKYOをお届けします!叫んで、ささやいて、絶叫して・・・。みなさんのオリジナルXTREEME XMASツリーを作ってお友達や恋人に送ってください!!
楽しいクリスマスを。そして、いい新年をお迎えください。
Extreme holidays and best wishes for an extreme 2010!!!
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Bonenkai 2009

As we bring another year to a close, W+K once again threw a bonenkai to remember. In addition to usual great food, beer, and sake keg, this year’s event included a bizarre iron chef cook off with 4 competing teams.

Andrew demonstrated his okonomiyaki cooking skills with the help of Chucky, whose hands did the cooking while she was hidden behind Andrew’s back.

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Kumiko and Mark served up tequila and nachos in a “Mexican bandit” theme.

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Ted and Mag prepared an impressive array of Italian food including steak tartare, pasta vongole and bananas flambe — the quality of the food, drama of the flames and fantastic opera music all helped them win the competition.

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Finally, Simone and Shuhei served up sadistic sushi roulette, with some pieces laden with insane amounts of wasabi.

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The main event of the night, however, was an arm wrestling match to find out which of our 2 new ECDs was the strongest. Both countries were represented well. Shingo did the honors of singing the Japanese national anthem under the rising sun …

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Frank looked slightly nervous under his native German flag …

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We expected an even fight, but Naoki made quick work of Frank, definitively claiming the title of W+K Tokyo Arm Wrestling Champion.

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Master of Ceremonies Shig prepared the belt.
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Naoki proudly claimed his prize.
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Michiyo was the early victor in the women’s competition, shown here beating Yuko.

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Frank, Kumiko, Naoki, Trish, Sue, Shig and Yutaka.
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Happy Bonenkai everyone!

introducing the New WK.com

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We are proud to announce that we launched new W+K global website.
It’s meant to be a dynamic exhibition of the work we do as a global agency, starring the people who do it. Content (both advertising and W+K branded) will be refreshed constantly in order to make each visit a new experience. The site features the latest and greatest work from each office, a random selection of employees from around the world (which will eventually be customized by each employee to link to their individual profiles, art, music and blogs). Just refresh the site and you’ll find a new mix of work and people. You can also go deeper and search by client, office or employee.
The other notable section of the blog is WKE, our new network of W+K branded content which features episodic shows, slimemold hour (which plays live from 4-5pm PST) and more.
So please visit. Watch the new WKE programming. Learn some Wiedenisms. Help us make the site better. Did we miss anything? Is something not working well? Give us your comments.
But mostly, we really hope you like the site. Enjoy.
Big thanks and congrats to the team in PDX!!!

wk.comが新しくなりました!
グローバルエージェンシーとして私たちが手がける仕事、そしてそれを作る人たちを紹介する、ワイデン+ケネディを丸ごと凝縮したサイトです。毎回ページをリフレッシュするたびにトップに来るコンテンツが変わります。各オフィスの、最新かつ最高の仕事、ランダムに現れる世界中のオフィスのスタッフ、各オフィスのオリジナルコンテンツなど、毎回違う、新しいWiedenismを体験することができます。クライアントから、オフィスから、人から、とにかくいろんな入り口を用意しました。どんどん深く入りこんでみてください。もう少ししたら、各スタッフにごとに、その人が手がけた仕事、個人のブログなどにもリンクされるようになります。そしてハイライトはWKE(W+K Entertainment)。 WKEではオリジナルのエピソード番組やエンターテイメントコンテンツがアップされます!東京オフィスも今番組の企画を練っていますのでお楽しみに。
We hope you like it. Enjoy!

ARKITIP X JJ X AKIO

The latest issue of ARKITIP has John Jay as one of the curators, and also has a feature on Akio. Nice!

John Jay総裁の赤紙発令で、W+K TOKYOのプロデューサー兼アートバイヤーの飯田昭雄が、毎回度肝を抜く装幀と編集で有名なアート系カルチャー誌”Arkitip”という雑誌に特攻参加しました。53号目となる今号での特集は、「X: Mark of Collaboration」ということで、世界中のアーティストやクリエーターがコラボレーションをテーマに作品を提供しています。John Jayは、クリエイティブディレクションと編集を担当し、その中で飯田昭雄は東京とコラボレーションの関係についてコラムを執筆しました。他にもGus Van Sant x Paige PowellやJohn Maeda x Becky Bermont、Tom Sachs x Camilla Deterreなど、本誌のためにヤバいアーティストが大集結し、かなり必見な内容になっています。全世界1500部限定。パッケージはJohn MaedaとBecky Bermontの手書きナンバリング入りプリント。 詳しい内容はARKITIPをチェックDA.YO.NE.

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