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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 improv comedy troupe Pirates of Tokyo Bay. Then head over to Google+ to view more photos from Andy McGovern’s TED@Tokyo album, and Hyo Yoshikawa’s album documenting the event.
View the gracious tweets from Tokyo attendees:
Thank U @toddjapan and @PatrickNewell for the fantastic @TED@Tokyo event. I was so honored & happy to be there. U 2 R amazing organizers!!!
Judit Kawaguchi (@judittokyo) May 29, 2012
tonight’s TED@Tokyo inspired me a lot! love the positive atmosphere and people. Thanks all speakers, participants and organizing team.
Mika Ueno (@mikamika59) May 29, 2012
For a preview of some of the gadgets demo-ed in Tokyo, view this Twitvid of brain-wave-controlled cat ears by @TKM.
For more reading, check out this Lifehacking.jp blog post and CNET Japan article.
Although the auditions are over in Tokyo, the conversation has not stopped according to a tweet from TEDxTokyo:
We’re live now on Google+ Hangouts On Air, discussing TED@Tokyo with @nobi @officeblack @mikamika59 & Diver Ai Futaki bit.ly/K9R0ND
(@TEDxTokyo) June 04, 2012
With four more cities to go, we are nearing the end of our experimental journey, but you can still participate by voting for your favorite presenters in July when the videos are posted to the TED.com website.
Photo: Pirates of Tokyo Bay Facebook album
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