TAB Talks #9 "Wooly Publisher Masato Tsuruta"

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For this next TAB Talk, we are delighted to welcome Masato Tsuruta, publisher-cum-editor of Wooly, a free and bilingual Tokyo-based art, fashion and culture magazine. Although produced in Tokyo, Wooly is published in both Japanese and English and distributed and circulated free in Japan and abroad. Tsuruta will talk about how one goes about editing art and culture news from both a local and international angle, their content production secrets, and reactions stirred up abroad by the contemporary Tokyo culture featured in Wooly's pages.

Right after, we'll have a short segment called the 30-second Pitch. Five members of the audience will be invited to introduce themselves to the audience, promote a recent project, or announce a new product, website or company in under 30 seconds. If you're interested, please give your name and contact info at the reception table. Then for another hour, we'll have drinks, chatting, and networking among guests and audience members. Light meals will also be available.

TAB Talks are bilingual Japanese-English and start at 8:30pm, late enough for overworked designers like us. Limited seating of 90, come early.


Wooly
Free indie and internationally-oriented publication handling art, fashion, music, and movies, curating a collection of "exciting" things, events and people and presenting them to readers in a way that responds to their personal outlook and values. Also gives under-the-radar artists a platform to present their work and hopefully inspire other artists as well. Wooly is currently distributed not only throughout Japan, but also at cafes, galleries and shops abroad.


Masato Tsuruta
Publisher and editor of Wooly, producer at EMI Entertainment Japan
Graduated from the Department of Law at Waseda University. Division marketing head at Virgin Music, handling artists such as Yumi Matsutouya, Boowy and Hikaru Utada, as well as soundtracks for the drama, "Long Vacation." Also DJs regularly under the name Gu-tara at club events at Meguro's Claska, Shibuya's Soft, Daikanyama's Unit, Aoyama's Office, Harajuku's Ucess, Fukuoka's With The Style and Rooms. Adjunct lecturer in the economics department of Ritsumeikan University. Organizes events and consults on music for international design hotels such as the Peninsula in Tokyo, Screen Kyoto, and Plan Do See. Established the spatial design and performance unit WZ2 (WAZAWAZA) with architect Yusaku Matsuoka in spring 2008 and began a tour of galleries throughout Japan starting April 25th, covering Fukuoka, Kobe and Tokyo.

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2008-06-10 from 20:30 to 23:30
Doors open 20:00, Start 20:30, Lounge 22:30-23:30

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Masato Tsuruta

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