x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
April 29, 2017
福岡, Hukuoka

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

3-3-39 Arato, Chuo-ku
福岡, Hukuoka, 810-0062
Event type:
TEDxLive (What is this?)
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Akiko Yamashita

Mindful Health Co., Ltd. Representative Director, Neurologist, M.D., Ph.D.
Akiko Yamashita is a neurologist who has always sought a way for people to live healthier and more true to themselves. In addition to examining patients, Yamashita studied the idea of Mindfulness and established Mindful Health, Co., Ltd. Today, Yamashita develops virtual reality software for Mindfulness as well as offering seminars and training about Mindfulness.

Yuiko Taira

NPO Jun-namaken Fukuoka, Chief Director
After studying nutrition at University and working at a securities company, Yuiko Taira married. Her father became ill and during his illness, the concept of ‘circulation in radius 2km,’ which connects living and soil fertilizing, occurred to her. Since beginning composting activities in 1997, she has engaged in projects such as circulation farming, and composting Hakata Bay aosa seaweed and pine needles. Besides nurturing and supporting human resources, transferring know-how to the UN Habitat and Nepal, and developing small circulation farm projects, Taira develops agricultural projects for youth with problems, agricultural projects with high schools and universities, and agricultural diversification cooperation projects.

Organizing team


Fukuoka, Japan
  • Hitomi Moriyama
    Team member
  • Maiko Ishikawa
    Team member
  • Naoko Yamamoto
    Team member
  • Takeo Noda
  • Takeshi Mieno
  • Tomoko Richard