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This event occurred on
February 19, 2017
2:00pm - 6:00pm JST
(UTC +9hrs)
Fukuoka, Hukuoka

"Believing" is the force that makes us move toward the unknown: discovery, innovation, evolution, excellence all happen because someone believes there should be something different, something more, something better and it's worth challenging the status quo.

2016 TEDxHakata will line up inspiring talks and performances that will make you feel part of a community worth existing. Believe it!

13:00 Reception start
14:00 Conference introduction
14:05 TED Intro video
14:10 SESSION 1 “BELIEVE CHILDREN” - Introduction

14:15 Yushiro, Nakashima & Otokogumi performance “Spread wings”
14:40 Takeshi Onishi: “Believe children”
15:00 TEDTalk 1- James Veitch "The agony of trying to unsubscribe"
15:20 Kenichi Nakashima “Game on”
15:40 Satoshi Yoshida “The extraordinarity of daily paintings”
15:50 BREAK
16:10 SESSION 2 “Believe moves” - Introduction

16:15 Asumi Kuwana performance “The extraordinarity of virtual paintings”
16:40 TED Talk Chris Milk "How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine"
16:55 Kunihito Yasui “A City with Fashion ID”
17:10 Atsushi Inaoka: “Depression: the bright side of the moon”
17:20 Kotaro Kimura: “Yes is Yes!; No is No!”
17:40 Satoshi Etoh performance “And yet it moves”
17:50 End
18:15 Party start

Domus Ristro Tokirikyu
1-18-25 Imaizumi Chuo Ku
Fukuoka, Hukuoka, 810-0021
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Asumi Kuwana

Flower arranger

Atsushi Inaoka

Life supporter
He advocates for a simple and effective medicine to overcome one of the diseases of the century: depression. Years of success in dealing with people emotional status and mind set brought him on stage to present his idea

Chikako Nakashima

Japanese calligraphy art performer

Kenichi Nakashima

Public servant
Born in Yamaga (Kumamoto), worked at Ruby Fukuoka Contents industry Promotion Center. Professional "gamer" he actually work for Fukukoka DC as public servant.

Kotaro Kimura

Orchestra director
Currently director of the Kyushu Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Fukuoka. He can claim to have conducted all of the Beethoven symphonies in the same day, to be one of the conductors in the March 11th Memorial Concert in NY; he spent the last two years conducting a number of orchestras in different cities of Russia (St. Petersburg, Maycop, Novobirsk etc.) while working to the Orchestra Clover Project aiming to create a global befriending orchestra that will play together at Tokyo Olympic in 2020.

Kunihito Yasui

Fashion designer
Starting as a sneakers shoes shop owner he pursued his dream of designing his own clothes. His perseverance was rewarded with a participation to the Paris Collection fashion show. As an insider he aims to challenge a status quo and in the years he developed his idea on how fashion should shift from representing a superficial ornament or a comfort for the body and establish the link between a local community and its identity.

Satoshi Etoh

Juggling performer
Member of the Cirque de Soleil, capable of juggling in the air 9 balls he does not only entertain people with his performances: he loves them! He now spends most of the time on boats cruising around the world.

Satoshi Yoshida

Vegetables sommelier
Nominated best "vegetable sommelier" among the 50,000 accredited by the Japan Sommelier Association. He keeps pursuing his naive philosophy of life through a daily picture drawing habit.

Takeshi Onishi

Elementary school teacher
Born in Fukuoka, 1985 Graduated from Hokkaido University of Education in 2009 Actually an Elementary School Teacher

Yushirou Fujima

Traditional Japanese buyo dancer

Organizing team


Fukuoka, Japan


Fukuoka, Japan
  • Mototaka Yoshida