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Theme: (Un)troubled

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January 30, 2022
Tokyo, Tôkyô

This year, our theme is “Untroubled” (read ‘troubled’). Being “untroubled” may seem like a positive state. However, it is defined as ‘not feeling, showing, or affected by anxiety or problems’.
When you are faced with a troubling situation, what kind of actions would you take? You may wish to try your best to avoid the problem. However, TEDxICU believes that we can learn and encounter new ideas only by getting out of our unconcerned and ignorant state. That is why we cross out the “un” from the word untroubled. By being “troubled” by our doubts and questions towards the world, we can gain new understandings that we otherwise would not have experienced if we were untroubled. We hope that this event provides you with new perspectives toward society and on your own self.

International Christian University
3-10-2 Osawa
Tokyo, Tôkyô, 181-8585
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Elizabeth Katherine Gamarra

Graduate Student, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency Delegate
Elizabeth is a graduate student of ICU. At the record age of 19, she completed her graduate-level studies. Ever since, she has been engaged in numerous fields of her interests. She currently works at the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency to support the gender campaign in policies relevant to nuclear energy.

Keiji Fujimoto

High school Teacher
In 1986, Mr. Fujimoto passed the teacher recruitment test through the Braille exam. Today, he teaches English at a highschool in Kobe. His students have won many debate and speech contests with his guidance.

Noor Ul Huda Mallick

Graduate Student, Pakistani Government Revenue Officer
Noor is a graduate student of ICU. She has a unique experience of having worked in a field of psychology to then switching to work for the Pakistani government as a revenue officer.

Shinjiro Murata

Médecins Sans Frontières Japan General Director
Mr. Murata entered a foreign affiliated IT company after graduating from university. He then joined MSF in 2005. In 2020, he became the first Japanese general director of MSF Japan.

Tsubasa Hattori

Undergraduate Student, Voice Up Japan ICU co-representative
Tsubasa is a sophomore at ICU who works as a co-representative for Voice Up Japan ICU. His work on gender issues has been positively reviewed, and has received interviews by several newspapers.

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Tokyo, Japan