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This event occurred on
July 12, 2014
1:30pm - 7:00pm JST
(UTC +9hrs)
Tokyo, Tôkyô

Designing Connectivity

7th of September 2013: Tokyo, Japan was officially nominated as the host city for 2020 Olympics. At a short glance, Tokyo Olympics 2020 may be seen as a mere sports festival that welcomes numerous world exceptional athletics gathering and competing with each other. However, if you take a step higher to capture a bigger picture, Tokyo Olympics 2020 indeed takes an influential role in connecting both Japanese local community and other foreign nations. All the Economic, political, and social improvements, created by Olympics, exemplify the importance of forming global connections.

We, the TEDxWasedaU team members, were inspired by such notion, and further we were triggered to illustrate our theme “Designing Connectivity” to individuals from both local and foreign communities. For instance, our relatively small Waseda University students’ society is composed of countless connections and relationships of individuals who hold various ideas, talents, motivations and cultural backgrounds. Nonetheless, we are so overwhelmed by this connectivity that are taken for granted. At times, we are not fully aware of the value of designing connectivity, and simply forget to appreciate them. In the TEDxWasedaU 2014 event, we sincerely hope and expect our inspiring speakers to enlighten the audience by portraying a glimpse of their life experiences that could demonstrate the significance of “Designing Connectivity.”

Studio Earth, Star-Rise Tower
4-4-7 Shibakoen
Tokyo, Tôkyô, 105-0011
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Jeffrey Jousan

Mr. Jousan has produced eight films about Tohoku in the past 3 years, including the award winning, Then and Now, Women of Fukushima, Alone in the Zone and the soon to be released Tohoku Laughing. He will be speaking about his experiences in the disaster area and share what he has learned from the amazing people of Tohoku.

Organizing team


Tokyo, Japan
  • Hongjae Oh
  • Rick Gao
  • Kohei Okusa
    Media team leader
  • Winston Dou
    Speakers&Sponsors team leader
  • Rina Morioka
    Design&IT team leader
  • Whyi Jun Kim