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This event occurred on
March 17, 2019
1:00pm - 5:30pm JST
(UTC +9hrs)
Tokyo, Tôkyô

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).

7-22-1 Roppongi
Tokyo, Tôkyô, 106-8677
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Hiromasa Yoshikane

Hiromasa Yoshikane is a co-founder and CEO of Azit, a Japanese mobility platform company. Hiromasa has revolutionized mobility services. Under the concept of "co-creation," he has partnered with governments, conducting demonstration experiments in local areas such as Yoron Island. His talk explores the new relationship between innovation and rule-making.

Mari Hikita

Mari Hikita graduated from the Faculty of Commerce at Waseda University, and began her career by becoming a product designer at an American start-up company. Hikita then became a video editor at Huffpost Japan. In 2017, after being a media producer at C Channel, Hikita, though in her 20s, was inaugurated as the editor-in-chief of ONE MEDIA, which is a broadcasting media company for Millennials on SNS. Hikita was also nominated as a BUSINESS INSIDER 2019 Game Changer, being highly acclaimed for her elaborate media strategy and her flexible association of her fashionable creativity to social issues.

Mark Bookman

Mark Bookman is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and a visiting researcher at the University of Tokyo. His talk explores the legacy of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo for persons with disabilities across the world. Mark argues that “to create an accessible future, we have to learn from the past and share ideas in the present.

Yuki Minami

Yuki Minami is a currently Fulbright Fellow at Kyushu University. She was born as an orphan and was internationally adopted. She had difficulties as an immigrant child at the beginning of her life. After she became a Marine, she began to volunteer to support immigrant children. The narrative of her life shows hope of minority groups.

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Tokyo, Japan