x = independently organized TED event

This event occurred on
August 26, 2023
Nagaoka, Niigata

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).

Miraie Nagaoka
2-6 ohte street
Nagaoka, Niigata, 9400062
Event type:
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Alejandro Martínez

university student
I am a second-year graduate student at Nagaoka University of Technology. I came to Japan from Mexico to study in 2020. While dedicating myself to research in my field of mechanical engineering, I also engage in various activities such as entrepreneurial events, international exchange group management, and band performances on a daily basis.

Firdaus Khalid

VR artist, lecturer of game art at Manchester Metropolitan University
Virtual Reality (VR) artist. Serving as a lecturer of game art at Manchester Metropolitan University. Alongside VR, spreading creative content such as video games, animation, AI, and more worldwide.

Haruka Hoshino

Registered Dietitian,President and Representative Director
President and Representative Director of HAPPINESS Co., Ltd. With a qualification as a registered dietitian, they are promoting healthy eating through cooking classes and the operation of a specialty salad bowl shop.

Mayuki Watanabe

a member of UniMuni
I am a student at De Anza College. Through various activities such as eco-friendly business product development, educational student organizations, and launching startup communities, I work on addressing societal issues.

Seiya Kaji

Waste Material Regenerator
Born in Murakami City, Niigata Prefecture. After graduating from Nagaoka Institute of Design, I was affiliated with Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. Currently, I am an independent artist who creates life-sized animals from waste materials.

Tomonobu Haga

Director of the International Exchange Center "Global Plaza"
I am the Director of the International Exchange Center "Global Plaza" in Nagaoka City. I studied veterinary medicine at university and have participated in international cooperation activities and emergency aid missions abroad on multiple occasions after graduation. Currently, in Nagaoka City, I am working to promote citizen-led international exchange and understanding, aiming to revitalize the community and foster diversity.

Wadaikosyu Tentekomai

Wadaiko Performers
A taiko drum circle formed by university students. We value the connections created through performances and cherish the bonds that deepen through music, all while enjoying playing together.

Yuki Onodera

University student
I am a third-year student at Nagaoka Institute of Design. As a graphic designer, they are not only creating videos, logos, posters, and illustrations, but also engaging in social contribution activities such as donating posters for preventing the spread of infections and hosting events to teach citizens about design.

Yuta Kubo

President and Representative Director
Executive Director of Kubosei Electric Corporation. After gaining experience in sales at an electrical machinery manufacturer, he returned to Nagaoka and joined the current company. For approximately 10 years, he has been involved in recruitment and personnel affairs.

Organizing team


Nagaoka, Japan


Nagaoka, Japan