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Theme: Strive for joy

September 23, 2018
10:30am - 9:00pm JST
(UTC +9hrs)
Hamamatsu, Sizuoka
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”Strive for joy”

Everyone of us has our own way to enjoy life. There are millions of ways.

When I launched TEDxHamamatsu, I was passionate to realize the philosophy of "Ideas worth spreading," and have worked toward the joy and happiness that lies ahead.
The process was a series of “Moments of joy from gaining new values and awareness.”

Through working toward joy and happiness not just by myself but with a lot of people, it's gone beyond my imagination and led to the joy and happiness of many people around as well.

The size of the target mountain may be different for each of you.
The reasons to aim for the summit differ as well.
The journey may not always be fun.
However, on the way, you may encounter spectacular scenery that you have never seen or come across before, or discover valuable animals or plants.
I hope you aim for your own summit while gathering the moments of joy from gaining such new encounters and awareness.

The theme for 2018 is "Strive For Joy." Through TEDxHamamatsu 2018, I hope you find the way to gather your moments of joy from gaining new values and awareness.
Go ahead and "Strive for joy!"

TEDx Hamamatsu Organizer Tetsuya Kawaguchi

2-1-1 Chuo Naka Ward
Hamamatsu, Sizuoka, 430-0929
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Atsuto Suyama

SB Drive Corp. CTO / Web Engineer
Born in Hamamatsu City in 1984. He has liked making things since he was a child, learned mechanical engineering and developed various applications as a major IT company engineer. He has a wealth of ideas and has numerous awards at Hackathons and business contests. In 2013, he built an original service model that utilizes automatic driving technology and commercialized an automatic driving vehicle project. In 2016, he co-founded SB Drive Corp. and became CTO. He continues to try to offer new services to society by multiplying technologies such as communication and web services to the automobile and transportation industry, which has less innovation from the internet. Mr. Suyama is working on the automation of public buses. In 2017, the first trial on public roads in Japan succeeded and is now bound for practical use. What kind of services and mechanisms are necessary for automated public transportation? This field is where the web engineer Mr. Suyama shows his talents.

Toru Yada

Co-founder of 403architecture [dajiba] / Architect
Born in 1985, in Oita Prefecture, lives in Hamamatsu City. As an individual, he joins a town-planning project for Hamamatsu City to produce innovative spaces as well as runs an architect office based in Hamamatsu City. Mr. Yada says he has learnt that architecture relates to “how to use it” besides “how to build it” through repair project of the Saitama station front and study of settlement in Hida during his student days. It is connected to the current activities that the team practice established to aim to create space with his companies around the same time. The relationship to Hamamatsu City has continued since the workshop to utilize the empty shops on shopping streets. Mr. Yada’s attempt, which can be called as area innovation, does not only “create” stylish space as an architect. His activity also expands “how to make a good use of” the town, which is the point. New values are created by ideas of people from several fields.

Organizing team


Hamamatsu, Shizuoka , Japan


Hamamatsu, Japan
  • Emi Suzuki
    Team member
  • Hiroyuki SUGIURA
  • Makiko Miyashita
  • Naomi Catherine Sugaya
  • Ryo Yoneda
    Team member