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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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MC: Hikaru Takahashi

  1. In 2014, Takahashi won the Grand Prix for the 14th Japan Bishojo Content which led to her debut and immediate success through staring in various corporate commercials. Since then, she has appeared in numerous acclaimed works such as NHK Taiga Drama Onna Joushu Naotora (2017). Other than working as an actor, Takahashi has been active in a variety of fields including radio, television, and fashion.

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#21 Featuring Katy Perry and Kyary Pamyu Pamyu "U-N-I (You and I)"

Guest: Katy Perry

  1. Katy Perry wrote the anthems that fill concert halls, parades and protests that celebrate and fight for diversity and inclusion. Hits like Roar and Firework have become the soundtrack to countless movements and continue to be the rallying cry to push for positive change for communities worldwide. She recognizes the platform that her success has granted her, using it to support social causes. She has served as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2013 and used her powerful voice to ensure every child’s right to health, education, equality, and protection. She has also been a champion for LGBTQIA+ rights and has received numerous awards for her work, including the Trevor Project’s Hero Award in 2012, the Human Rights Campaign’s National Equality Award in 2017, amfAR’s Award of Courage in 2018, and Variety’s Power of Women distinction in 2021 for her work with her own foundation, the Firework Foundation, whose mission is to empower children from underserved communities by igniting their inner light through the arts.

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Guest: Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

  1. Since the release of her debut album “Moshi Moshi Harajuku” produced by Yasutaka Nakata, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has had a string of hits with each release and has successfully completed four world tours from 2013. In 2020, she was selected as one of the powerful female artists of the world for the “Women of Choice” playlist compiled by Lady Gaga in celebration of International Women’s Day.
    She is and will continue to be an icon for “HARAJUKU” and “JAPANESE POP” and will keep on expressing in her unique way free from any boundaries.

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Navigator: Yuji

  1. Yuji, originally from Miami U.S.A., is currently active as a model, actor, and TV celebrity. He is also recognized as a graphic designer and has worked on designs for CD covers, collaboration items with major corporations, and various other projects.

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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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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.

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