Deborah Grow was recently seen at TEDx Talks at the TEDxTokyoTeachers in 2013. Adept at wearing many hats, Deborah is an author, singer, songwriter, teacher, speaker, and voice over actor. After spending many years in New York City, where she performed in Off-Broadway shows, operas and national television commercials, Deborah now is absorbed in helping children in Japan and the world through music and English. Deborah owns The English Garden in Tsukuba, teaches at Tsukuba University and is the author of Honeysuckle Cottage books and songs for children.
Akimitsu Takase is the chief financial officer at FULLER Inc., an Mobile Phone Application Developer. After his graduation from University of Tsukuba, Akimitsu started up his business with his colleagues. Akimitsu now is working as CFO of the company and also as an software developer and data analyst.
Hometown in Fukushima and now residing in Tsukuba, Fuminori has experienced numerous management positions in the hotel and manufacturing industry throughout his life. Through his diverse experience, he truly comes to believe “A company is its people”.
After being blessed with a child, Fuminori discovers his passion and "Will" towards contributing to his local community. With the East Japan Crisis, his "Will" became stronger than ever, and decides to act.
Fuminori is now the Director of the general incorporated foundation “Co-Create”. As is its name, Co-Create aims to provide an environment, where people can share their "Will" and help it become a reality.
Fuminori's talk will be about striving towards a co-creative society, bound together by "Will".
Randeep Rakwal graduated from Delhi University (Botany Hons.), and did his Masters in Agriculture from G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology followed by Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology (Monbusho Scholarship) from The Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology / Ibaraki University. Randeep has worked basically on RICE with the keywords – stress, plant secondary metabolites, jasmolites, proteomics (establishing the International Plant Proteomics Organization; www.inppo.com), genomics (DNA micorarrays), ozone, and radiation. Along with colleagues and doctors in medical school he also works on mental stress, anti-aging medicine, DOHaD project, and brain ischemia and PACAP using RAT and MOUSE models. He has worked not alone but in close collaboration with his life and research partner and other excellent scientists in Japan, Nepal, Korea, USA and India, and who are his best friends. Good Friends = Good Science. Currently he works at the Organization of Educational Initiatives, University of Tsukuba with responsibilities in managing Graduate General Education Courses (GGEC) program, and teaching students.