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Let’s thoroughly think about diversity with Hikaru Takahashi

What is “difference”? What is “diversity”? MC Hikaru Takahashi and Navigator Yuji will tackle such topics in conversation with a variety of guests representing different abilities, gender, age, languages, and nationalities.

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22 episodes streamed every Friday
Archived episodes will be available

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MC: Noa Tsurusaki

  1. She began modeling for the magazine in 2013. She made her acting debut as a heroine in the drama "Masked Rider Zero One. Her multiple activities, including the launch of her own fashion brand "Romansual," have attracted much attention.


#14 "I don't qualify as disabled, but I get ridiculed about my disability." Featuring Prosthetic Eye Girl PIPIRU

Guest: Prosthetic Eye Girl PIPIRU

  1. PIPIRU was congenitally born with a small right eyeball and blindness. She has been wearing a prosthetic eye since she was 10 months old. In May 2019 she launched her YouTube channel, "Prosthetic Eye Girl PIPIRU". She has been making appearances in the media since 2021 to communicate how to use prosthetic eye more comfortably, among other things.


Navigator: Hyadain

  1. Hyadain is a music creator born in 1980 at Osaka.
    He began playing the piano at the age of three. After graduating from Kyoto University, he began his writing career in earnest. He has provided music to various artists and is also a TV personality himself.

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Organizer The Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS
Supported By The Nippon Foundation
Planning & Production NHK ENTERPRISES, INC.
Production cooperation UNITED PRODUCTIONS
Main Sponsor Tokyu Group, Tik Tok
Participating Sponsors Facebook, Twitter Japan INC., Yahoo Japan Corporation
With special support from Japan Disability Forum

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TCF is a long-running international festival of performing arts. We celebrate diversity and inclusion, and embrace the fact that we are One World, One Family. We choose the arts as our platform, for its power to move, inspire and heal.

As a festival, TCF brings people together to generate exchanges, innovation and creativity; and transform the way we relate to each other.

Presented by The Nippon Foundation, TCF brings diverse artists and audiences together through concerts, documentaries, music videos, film screenings, children's programs, musicals, workshops and other activities. Since 2006, festivals have been organized in Southeast Asia and Japan, with more than 1,200 artists from more than 30 countries connecting with a global audience in more than 80 countries.

TCF invites you to journey with us, to enjoy, experience, share and spread our consciousness of being One World, One Family.

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