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

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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 11pm on NHK Education, watch a one-hour special to introduce the series, hosted by MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito and featuring an interview with TED Curator Chris Anderson. The regular series of half-hour shows begins Monday night, April 2, at 11pm, and runs every Monday night through May. (Schedule below.)

Each episide of “Super Presentation” will feature one or two great TEDTalks, introduced through brief studio segments that introduce the speakers, give background information on their subjects, and explain the language. Each talk will be shown with Japanese subtitles.

Friday, March 30, 2012 @11PM: 1 hour “Super Presentation” special
Sunday, March 1, 2012 @9PM: 1 hour “Super Presentation” special (repeat)
Monday, April 2, 2012 @11PM: Episode 1, with Hans Rosling (Global population growth) and Matt Cutts (Try something new for 30 days)
Monday, April 9, 2012 @11PM: Episode 2 with Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry (demo of SixthSense) and Skylar Tibbits (Can we make things that make themselves?)
Monday, April 16, 2012 @11PM: Episode 3 with Jill Bolte Taylor (My stroke of insight)
Monday, April 23, 2012 @11PM: Episode 4 with Charlie Todd (The shared experience of absurdity) and Derek Sivers (How to start a movement)
Monday, April 30, 2012 @11PM: Episode 5 with Clay Shirky (How cognitive surplus will change the world) and JD Schramm (Break the silence for suicide attempt survivors)
Monday, May 7, 2012 @11PM: Episode 6 with Deb Roy (The birth of a word)
Monday, May 14, 2012 @11PM: Episode 7 with Mick Ebeling (The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist) and Tom Wujec (Build a tower, build a team)
Monday, May 21, 2012 @11PM: Episode 8 with Jamil Abu-Wardeh (The axis of evil middle east comedy tour) and Jessi Arrington (Wearing nothing new)
Monday, May 28, 2012 @11PM: Episode 9 with Sir Ken Robinson (How schools kill creativity)