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Theme: Think Like a Child

This event occurred on
December 22, 2012

On December 22nd (Sat), 2012 Keio University SFC was hosting their first TEDxKeioSFC event.

"Think Like a Child"

Caught in the whirlpool of our rapidly evolving society, we are often daunted by questions which have no right answers and feel bounded by the tight scrutiny of others and the stereotypical ideals. Forgetting what it is like to be daring, many of us are cemented in caution, unable to step forward…

TEDxKeioSFC invites you to “Think Like a Child”

It is not about what you can or cannot do, but about what you want or don’t want to do. It is not about a good salary or stability, but about your passion. Just listen to your heart and follow your curiosity.

Edison, Einstein and Steve Jobs
Their ceaseless child-like curiosity changed the world. It is now that we have finally stepped into adulthood that we need to leap into the future with excitement and promise we felt as children.

Your curiosity can build the future.

Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
Kanagawa, 2520882
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Haru Ohkawa

Student at Keio University SFC. Currently, he is on a leave of absence and actively promoting peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo through ultimate frisbee.

Kosuke Fujishima

Researcher of Astrobiology at NASA Ames Research Center. Research Fellow at University of California, Santa Cruz; Postodcotral Fellow for Research Abroad (Japan Society for Promotion of Science); Postodctoral Researcher at Institute for Advanced Biosciences, Keio University.

Eric Kipp

Founder, CEO of Hiking Yoga. Believes that Hiking Yoga not only improves health, but also helps in self-discovery and strengthening relations within communities. His program, designed to train and teach new leaders, began in the Midwest of the US and is now spreading across the world.

Makio Kashino

Doctor of Psychology. Other research areas include psychophysics, cognitive neuroscience, and informatics on perception and communication (mainly hearing). Executive Manager of Human Information Science Laboratory, NTT Communication Science Laboratories. Visiting Professor of Interdisciplinary Graduate School or Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is trying to understand the yet uncovered “amazing abilities of people.”

Shiho Fukuhara

Founder of Biopresence Ltd., MA in Interaction Design from Royal College of Art, Visiting Research Fellow at Waseda University. Through bioart she offers new perspectives on sciences.

Kenji Kohiyama

Honorary Professor at Keio University. Using a technique called MicroPhotoCollage, he creates intricate pictures of insects in detail never seen before. That is where the real and virtual worlds meet.

Mai Mukaida

Representative Director of Coffret Project. Graduate of Keio University SFC. Helps women to re-discover their inner strength and confidence through her make-up workshops. Currently works in Nepal.

Matsuo Iwata

Former CEO of Starbucks Coffee Japan. Representative of Leadership Consulting. Also held various positions such as Senior Consultant at Gemini Consulting Japan; Senior Executive Officer of Coca Cola Japan; CEO of Atlus; Director at Takara.

Atsuyoshi Saisho

Student at Waseda University. Social entrepreneur, who is trying to reform education systems in developing countries such as Bangladesh. Author of “前へ ! 前へ ! 前へ ! — 足立区の落ちこぼれが、バングラデシュでおこした奇跡.”

Kiyoshi Kurokawa

Doctor of Medicine. Honorary Professor at the University of Tokyo, Academic Fellow of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Chairman of Health and Global Policy Institute, Chairman of Science Council of Japan. Elected Chairman of the Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission from 2011 to July 2012.

Saki Takakuwa

Student at Keio University SFC. Reached the Finals at the London Paralympic Games 2012 in Women's 100m and 200m sprints.

Shunji Yamanaka

Professor at Keio University SFC. Product designer. Recent works include “カーボン・アスリート 美しい義足に描く夢”

Jun Murai

Dean and Professor, Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University. 1984, developed the Japan University UNIX Network (JUNET). 1988, established WIDE Project, currently the Founder. 1990's, research and development of computer networks. 2000-2009 and 2012, IT governance for national government including Prime Ministers and global IT policy communities.

Organizing team


Chiyoda Ku, Tokyo, Japan


Kanagawa, Japan