TEDxTokyo 2014 Wrapup: Everything is Connected


TEDxTokyo 2014 was a huge success, forging connections not just among the roughly 15,000 people who joined us on the day—speakers, volunteers, sponsors, media, and viewers from around the world—but everyone who has been touched by this year’s talks since.

Aoi Yamaguchi’s electric calligraphy performance set the stage for a lineup of talks and performances that enlivened and enlightened.

Jun Aoki shared a vision of what communal living could be like with his radically transformed apartment complex that connected neighbours more deeply than they thought possible.

LJ Rich shared her experiments with music, technology, and reality, challenging the audience that if they didn’t like reality, they could change it.

Masako Wakamiya exuded an infectious energy and joy for creating tools and spaced that bring people together.

They and the rest of the day’s equally engaging speakers kept everyone on the edge of their seats for a full day of performances, and the power of what they had to share keeps growing. More than 50,000 people have watched the TEDxTokyo 2014 talks following the event, forging connections to the event, the ideas, and each other.