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Theme: Crystal

This event occurred on
December 10, 2017
1:00pm - 9:00pm JST
(UTC +9hrs)
Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto

Crystal is also said to be a power stone.
We are constantly looking for TED's philosophy "Ideas worth spreading."
Speakers who are coming this time are people with a wonderful "idea".
The idea they release is one “light”.
However, by hitting Crystal as TEDxKumamoto, we are confident that the light diffuses in Kumamoto and lead everyone to a brilliant future.

We want to be "Crystal" that gives light and power to everyone.
And we put such feelings in this year's conference.

Morio Takahashi memorial hall
Kumamoto Gakuen University, 2-5-1, Ooe
Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto, 8628680
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Hayato Orui

Certified NGO Future Code CEO & Chief Director,Doctor
Hayato Orui, Founder & CEO of NGO Future Code, has had a distinguished career in the medical field. With over eight years experience in the fields of E.R./Thoracic surgery and over six years aiding countries in need (primarily Haiti, Bangladesh, and Burkina Faso), Hayato has had a wide range of real world experience in 3rd world stricken countries. Hayato begs the question, "What is aid?" During his presentation, he will explain what aid is really need, and what we can do to help.

Keiji Otaka

VMD+Five senses designer
Born in Yamanashi, in 1968. After having an experienced as a sales force at retail industry, he became a pioneer of VMD, engaged in design and direction widely, including lecturer making a sales floor, display, space design and illumination. He also served a special lecturer at the JAPAN SHOP VMD seminar twice. He is currently succesed in VMD ,creating the senses space that appeals to the five senses by designing light, sounds and incense and produces fun, emotion, empathy and making the heart warming space where is designable for gathering many people.

Saki Miyamura

Dancer, Choreographer
Saki Miyamura was born in 1986. She is a dancer, ballet teacher, director and choreographer. When she is 6 years old, she began to take lessons in ballet at Kumamoto Ballet School that is representative of Kyusyu. She had studied under Seiko Ban since she was a child. She saw artistic quality works and experienced a lot of stages such as overseas performances and training programs in Germany and China. She is now based in Tokyo and gives performance creation that is the category of art. In August 2017 in Kumamoto, she comprehensively directed the stage "FRAME" which mixed dance, art and projected image together. She cast the same member Erika Yamamoto and Sakiko Taguchi for the performance this time. Dance is a primitive communication tool that conveys feelings and messages. She creates artistic stage that moves audiences' heart.

Yasumi Ogata

Health exercise teacher
Yasumi Ogata was born in 1984 in Kumamoto city. She has been engaging in supportive activities at the scene of earthquake disaster.

Yuto Yoshida

The former mayor of Yokosuka City
Yuto Yoshida was born in 1975. He is a former mayor of Yokosuka. He is also a visiting research scholar at Waseda University Environment General Research Center. While working for Accenture Co.,Ltd., he got interested in politic and then he resigned from the company. While he was taking political science graduate course master degree program at Waseda University (majoring in political science), he stood as a candidate for city council member of Yokosuka。He was elected the member at the top when he was 27. He completed graduate school while he was having his fingers in two pies. He stood as a candidate for mayor of Yokosuka in 2009. He was elected mayor again in 2013. He worked as a mayor for two terms or 8 years and resigned in July 2017. He is now an organizer of 'Yoshida zemi' that fosters public human resources in order to solve social problems.

Organizing team


Kumamoto, Japan


Kumamoto, Japan
  • Ayano Yamamoto
    Team member
  • Chiharu Miyazaki
  • Tomoko Hori
    Team member