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Theme: 波 和 遊 ~How Are You~

This event occurred on
May 22, 2016
1:00pm - 7:00pm JST
(UTC +9hrs)
Tsukuba City, Ibaraki

This is a 5th TEDxTsukuba Event. The theme of the event, have three characters meaning "wave", "peace" and "play,"pronounced "How are you". It is our policy made into three characters, Ideas (made from playfulness) spreading (like a wave) will change the world to better place (peaceful world). Each speaker will choose one character as talk's theme, and created talks upon. Our goal is to inspire, through our talks, the participant for them to change the world to better place.

Daigaku Kaikan Hall
3rd Floor Daigaku kaikan
1-1-1 Tenoh-dai
Tsukuba City, Ibaraki, 305-0006
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Fumihide Tanaka

Associate Professor
Associate professor at University of Tsukuba, research in fields of Intelligent robotics and intelligent informatics.

Hiroya Igarashi

Professor in Design/Carrier Design
Hiroya Igarashi is an operating director and the head of Diversity Accessibility Career Center at University of Tsukuba, where he delivers lectures on product design. Even though he holds Ph.D in mechanical science, his knowledges cover various fields such as Art and Design. He is a genuine generalist.

Koji Shimizu

Student at University of Tsukuba
Student at University of Tuskuba Ex-president of "CLOVER", refugee supporting organization at University of Tsukuba.

Kota Odajima

Real Estate Agent
Self-employed real estate agent in Japan. CEO of Soul Arrow Project Inc. His true potential lies in project management, where he meets dozens of people every months, whom ask for help of his ability. He is a challenger in which he prioritize connection, innovation and entertainment.

Motoko Hirayama

Contemporary Dancer
Japanese Contemporary dancer.

Organizing team


Tsukuba, Japan


Tsukuba, Japan