Opening Talk by Yoichi Ochiai
2020.03.22 09:00 am - 09:30 amAREA : STAGE
Yoichi Ochiai, Executive Director of The New Japan Islands, announces the opening of The New Japan Islands 2020. Yoichi introduces The New Japan Islands, its mission and the cooperating sponsors and partners. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the formally planned official Austin event was abandoned and promptly switched to providing selected SXSW official events via online streaming at Japan. The primary motivation of the changed format of this project was to suggest and create a new way to share the knowledge and communicate without a real world mass gathering. By using advanced technology such as high resolution broadcasting and conversation platforms like Zoom, we tried to come together despite being separated by the coronavirus. Yoichi explains the countermeasures and considerations taken in order to safely conduct this satellite broadcast. Most important was his explanation of this year's theme, Cycles of Hyper Intuition, the notion of super perception, and the main content, 8KVJ-DJ-LJ-MJ – Fields of Divine Nature. Yoichi also highlighted the contents of the 10 sessions that will be broadcasted throughout the day. Please join the conversation through our Twitter and Zoom sites throughout the next eight and a half hours!
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