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Theme: Fluidity

This event occurred on
October 3, 2021
Narita City, Tôkyô

We all have witnessed change many times before, in ourselves and in the world around us. Take the COVID-19 pandemic, where we were hit with the necessity to adapt. The world was changing quickly, and so were we along with it.

"Fluidity" is a nod to these current events, and embraces and appreciates change. Through this theme, we celebrate the fluidities within each person, and how they deal with the fluidities around them.

TEDxIUHWNarita hopes to be an opportunity to inspire and to give hope for the future ahead, by being a space to share our fluid experiences.
We invite you to share with us: what is your fluidity?

13:00~15:30 YouTube Premiere (Speaker talks + workshop)
⭐️ Free and no registration required!
16:00~17:00 Zoom Post-Talk Discussion (Q&A + discussion)
⭐️ Free but registration through Peatix is required

International University of Health and Welfare, Narita Campus
Chiba Prefecture, Narita City, Kozunomori 4-3
Narita City, Tôkyô, 286-0048
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Chiaki Nishikawa

Nursing Student & Entrepreneur
This is quite sudden, but are you living a satisfying life right now? Life is a series of choices! But there are times when you don't know what to choose for yourself. And even if people around you give you advice like "You should do this!", you still don't know what to do and you might get even more confused. Fourth year nursing student and entrepreneur Chiaki Nishikawa has experienced this firsthand, being one of the people who got swept away by those around her that she lost sight of herself and had no idea how to live. So how can we make our true choice and live the way we want to live? How can you live a life that truly satisfies you? Chiaki shares with us some answers and experiences in her talk.

Gia Thinh Nguyen

Medical Student
Peer pressure in and of itself is neither good nor bad, but the effects of peer pressure can be good or bad. If we know how to manage peer pressure, we can utilize its power to our own benefit to drive us forward. Second year IUHW medical student Nguyen Gia Thinh gives us a new outlook on the potential of peer pressure by comparing his experience of the overwhelming, "negative" peer pressure throughout his education in Vietnam with “balanced” peer pressure in his current university in Japan. In his talk titled “Harnessing peer pressure”, he explores a new take on how to navigate through peer pressure around us to our benefit and use it effectively.

Jason Takada-Latchford

When was the last time you took part in formal, organized learning and wondered what it was all about? Do you find that the traditional 9-5 studying doesn’t quite fit your mood and energy levels? You’re not alone! For many of us education is viewed as a process designed and enforced by the societies in which we live, with predetermined information and career paths limiting our individual choices of what, when and how to learn. The result of this for many is a misconception of the actual purpose of learning and a disconnect from the life-long joy of it. After 27 years of watching students going through the motions of getting an education without a sense of ownership of it, educator Jason Takada-Latchford can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. In his talk he explores how educational trends towards on-line and autonomous learning, coupled with COVID induced advances in communications technology are offering students greater freedom and proprietorship than ever before.

Julian Nishizono

Medical Student
Having equal treatment and respect towards someone is easier said than done. Living in a world of change and diversity, third year medical student Julian Nishizono hopes to give an idea of what we Japanese people can do from today. What kind of future do we want? You and Me?

Miu Takeuchi

Medical Student
When we encounter unforeseen situations, most of us will struggle, become anxious, and sometimes give up on dealing with it because we feel helpless. We humans are now facing off against an unknown pathogen, COVID-19. What we need is to keep on seeking the best solution in this constantly changing situation. Human intelligence should be 'fluid' to survive in a fluidly changing society. This has a name: "Fluid Intelligence." We've long thought that "fluid intelligence" peaks at a certain age. However, no matter how old we are, we can still develop it. In this talk, fourth year medical student Miu Takeuchi introduces to you five methods to develop fluid intelligence by Andrea Kuszewski. Clinical clerkship, club activities, French language proficiency tests, mountain-climbing... Through her experiences in the past few months, she shows how effective these methods are.

Nijiho Hattori

Nursing Student
Why does discrimination take place? How will you answer this question? There are a lot of different ways to think about this, and nobody knows the correct answer. It has been a while since the BLM movements started and peaked, but the idea of equality still doesn’t seem to look good for everyone in the world. If our behaviors are going to influence somebody in any way, it should be in a good way. In her talk, third year nursing student Nijiho Hattori asks us to stop and think for a second about our behaviors and to put ourselves in others’ shoes. To think not just for yourself but for others too.

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Narita, Japan