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An approach to global aid where all are treated as equalsAn approach to global aid where all are treated as equals

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Lisa Katayama In a developed country where the dialogue around human rights is very charity-minded, it’s rare to find young people with visions of engaging rural farmers in developing countries as equals. That’s why Tokyo native Doga Makiura stands out. When Doga was 13, he left his home in Japan and enrolled himself in […]


Serge Mouangue’s sculptural commemoration of the Japanese tsunamiSerge Mouangue’s sculptural commemoration of the Japanese tsunami

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Two years ago today, a massive earthquake rocked Japan and sent a tsunami raging over its shores. Nearly 19,000 people were killed; more than 300,000 were displaced. TED Fellow Serge Mouangue was living in Tokyo at the time. A native of Cameroon, he had been exploring the similarities between West African and Japanese cultures in art, […]


TED Talent Search: Reports from TED@Tokyo …TED Talent Search: Reports from TED@Tokyo …

Posted By Larissa Green

As the TED team travels around the world hosting salons in 14 cities, we’re collecting great local stories. Here’s a quick report from TED@Tokyo, held May 29, 2012, at Academyhills, and locally hosted by the team at TEDxTokyo. To relive a fraction of the buzzing excitement around the event, check out the Facebook album from Tokyo […]


New on Japanese TV: “Super Presentation,” featuring TEDNew on Japanese TV: “Super Presentation,” featuring TED

Posted By Tedstaff

A collaboration between TED and Japanese public broadcaster NHK is bringing TEDTalks to TV for the first time in Japan — for Super Presentation! It’s a series that harnesses TED speakers’ persuasive ideas to teach English, empower a new generation of independent thinkers, and build hope one year after the Japanese tsunami. Friday night at […]