TEDxShimaneU closed on 21 May 2017.
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Our basic theme is “En” (a special relationship between people). We have two goals: matchmaking and community development. Shimane prefecture has historical attractions including Matsue Castle—a national treasure, Izumo Shrine, and Iwami Silver Mine—a
World Heritage site. In addition, Shimane is a much-desired place to live; Oda city in Shimane was chosen as the No.1 in Japan in which people want to live. Shimane’s historical, personal, and regional attraction derives from the
concept of “En-musubi” (musubi means connecting people). We can connect ideas all over the world using Shimane as a platform for communication. TEDxShimaneU will be the stage where “En-musubi,” ideas worth spreading, and human
relationships come together.
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Now, he is a professor in the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Shimane University. He is the leader of medical and biological raman projects at Shimane University. He holds a Doctorate degree in science. After graduating from Matsue-kita Technical High School,
he entered the faculty of Type 1 Natural Sciences at Tokyo University. He went on to obtain both a Master's and Doctorate degree in Chemistry from the same university. He was an assistant at Tokyo Engineering University to the
Faculty of Life, Science, and Engineering and then moved onto his current post as an assistant to the Faculty of Biological Resource Sciences at Shimane University. In college, he majored in molecular spectroscopy and specialized
in a type of biological science spectroscopy known as Raman Roscopy. He wants to develop a new way to diagnose patients using Raman spectroscopy that would hopefully lighten the burden imposed by other spectroscopy methods. In
an effort to realize his dream, he works with both domestic as well as international researchers. He likes to collect stag beetles and read books.
Mr. Hase was a teacher for 16 years and established Shiohjuku––the only Japanese Language specialty cram school in Shimane, which he managed from 2011 onward. When Hase was a teacher, he created nationwide mock exams and workbooks. After leaving teaching,
he wrote a book––"Completely Changing Contemporary Japanese Language Initiative", published by Suioh-sha––sold DVDs, and also received an excellence award at the 5th Nationwide Lecture Audition. He does various things to help liven
up Shimane Prefecture along with Japanese Language education. He is also an advanced level tennis instructor. Now, using ideas taken from tennis, he teaches Japanese Language in order to break the so-called "chain of unhappiness"
through the "scales from one's eyes" methodology.
Mr. Takeda is a first year Master's student at Kyoto Univeristy's Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies. He specializes in cultural anthropology. Takeda was also the first student at Tobitate Study Abroad JAPAN! as well as a recipient of
the Japan Student Services Organization's Encouragement Prize for being an excellent student. In high school, he had an interest in the refugee crisis and turned his attention to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. "How can one get
people who live in the same region or country and that hate one another to imagine each other's lives?" he thought. And in the summer of his third year of university, he got his chance. He joined a Japan-North Korean exchange program
that took place in Pyongyang, North Korea. The program greatly increased his interest in Japan-North Korea relations. Besides taking part in more Japanese-North Korean student exchanges, he also participates in community activities
related to South Koreans living in Japan. His research focuses on the theme of people-to-people interactions and how they oppose one another. He also wants to concentrate on "solving dividing circumstances."
Along with the 400 Years Festival celebrating the founding of the city of Matsue, January, 2011 saw the formation of "Matsue's Young Warriors"––a group designed to preserve and sustain Matsue Castle and its surrounding areas. However, the group disbanded
when the 400 Years Festival officially ended in December of the same year. In March, 2012, the group was re-organized for the purpose of spreading the spirit of Matsue's samurai. Today, Matsue's Young Warriors give out samurai
armor as well as clothing matching that of Japan's samurai age. With the notion of Matsue being a samurai town, they meet many people and direct them as needed. And despite those that ridicule them for their old-fashioned spirit,
they press on hoping to bring life to Japan starting from the castle itself. For this talk, Mr. Kamejiro will teach us the secret to applying one's weakness to his/her own advantage using luck, advantages, and peace through Matsue
Castle. In other words, he will discuss a difficult history, simplify it for you, and hope that you would use it in many ways as you see fit.
Mr. Notsu is the CEO of the Morzwell stock company. He is from Izumo City in Shimane Prefecture. After he graduated college, inspired by James Bond's 007 movie, he applied and was accepted to Japan's Public Security Intelligence Agency. Later, he switched
jobs and became a hotelman in his hometown. Then in 1996, he founded HokkaHokka Tei Francheasy. At that time, his company primarily focused on take out. Eventually, however, they would go on to create the "hot bento delivery system",which
garnered top sales records all throughout Japan. In 2004, he predicted that the largest consumers would be seniors and moved his business in the direction of senior food delivery systems. Today, his business delivers food to 600
care facilities throughout 36 prefectures. In 2011, Mr. Notsu's company along with other private companies, NPOs, and the government cooperated to found the "Door-to-door Mikawaya Project"––an initiative designed to help people
having difficulty purchasing food and other commodities. He aims to create an infrastructure that aids with Japan's declining population problem as well as creating a logistics network for delivering foods everyday with varying
options. Some examples include shopping on behalf of the customer, life support, delivery, ride sharing, and participation in the local neighborhood associations. His creed is "hardship now, pleasure later."
Miss Mahoro currently works at an advertising company in Tokyo. She was born and raised on Okinoshima Island and went to Matsue Kita High School in Matsue City. When she was a university student while in Nara Prefecture, she held a "girls party" in which
young women with similar concerns from around the country would gather. She posted about herself and her problems on a popular Japanese blog site, Hatena Blog. She received many positive remarks and it became the top article on
the site. Now, she goes around Japan meeting girls she's corresponded with online. Today, she will talk about her experiences up til now and how she's changed through them.