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Theme: What you don't see

This event occurred on
October 18, 2015
1:00pm - 4:00pm JST
(UTC +9hrs)
Beppu, Ôita

Each one of us has our own perspective of seeing the world, but do we completely understand and see things through that are happening in this world? If not, there must be reasons for that. We tend not to have interests in the subjects that are uncomfortable and complicated for us, which unconsciously leads us to ignore them as a result. The ignorance then becomes our habit and we try even less to understand the factuality of the events that arise in our daily lives, so we easily overlook or absorb them.

TEDxAPU aims for the chance that allows our audiences to develop the sense of critical thinking, deeper intellection, wider interests in various topics and more importantly, to adjust and continue these strengths in their everyday lives.

Jumonjibaru 1-1
Beppu, Ôita, 874-0011
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Dinesh Joshi

Co-representative of NPO
An APU alumni from Nepal, a co-representative of NPO called ‘YouMe Nepal Trust’, supports education and establishes schools for the youth in rural regions of Nepal as well as promotes educational and cultural exchange programs between Nepal and Japan.

Geunhee LEE

Professor of Marketing/Economics
A former entrepreneur and a current associate professor of marketing in APU from South Korea.

Nicholas Kurniawan

An enthusiastic entrepreneur(Tropical fish exporter) from Indonesia who was chosen as a National champion of Wirausaha Muda Mandiri 2013, the most prestigious annual entrepreneurship competition in Indonesia by the biggest local bank, the bank of Mandiri.

Raymond Langley

Psychology Professor
As a professor of APU, he teaches psychology and mathematics as well as conducts research on ’learning processes’. His speech delivers the theme “What you don’t see” in terms of cognitive psychology.


Representative of PSCORE
Born in Hamhung, North Korea and defected to China in 1996. He came to South Korea in 2002 and currently works as a representative of PSCORE that supports education for teenage North Korean defectors and other relief activities.

Yukari Roja

Sing a song writter
A Japanese musician who spent considerable amount of time in the U.S, Ms. Yukari found the importance of music which led her to understand and heal herself.

Organizing team


Beppu, Oita, Japan