Mack gave a guest lecture for the 166th New York Igyoshu Koryukai at Global Labo, in New York on March 31, 2017. The audience was mostly Japanese business people and students living in New York, and the lecture was given…
Mack gave a guest lecture for the 3rd Osaka New York Igyoshu Koryukai at ROUGH LABO, in Osaka on February 24, 2017. The audience was mostly Japanese business people and students living in Kansai area of Japan, and the lecture…
Mack gave a guest lecture at Kyoritsu Women’s Junior College in Tokyo on December 30, 2016, invited by Ms. Atsuko Nishimura. The audience was first year Japanese female students, and the lecture was given in Japanese. Starting from a demonstration…
In collaboration with OMOTENASHI JOURNEY, Mack delivered a lecture on global communication for the Mensa Thursday Lecture Series, organized by the Greater New York Mensa, hosted by the Microsoft Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue, New York on July 21, 2016.
[The entire program of Mensa lecture & OMOTENASHI Jorney]
Mack shared his views on the limitation of the language and demonstrate how the language may affect the way people think and communicate, and discuss global communication beyond culture and nationalities. He start his lecture from demonstration of 20 English accents as an ice breaker.
As a part of this lecture, the audience enjoyed the Disney-like musical performance of OMOTENASHI JOURNEY, a group of talented dancers or singers.
“OMOTENASHI” means warmth, understanding, respect, gratitude and kindness, and is also known as the slogan for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. The musical project aims to introduce the hospitality of the Japanese culture to the world through the diversity. This concept is consistent with Mack’s key messages on global communication beyond language.
[Musical Performance Only]
This event was meant to be a collaboration of intellect and performing art to deliver key concepts of global communication.
For OMOTENASHI Journey, visit Norikosunamoto.com
*Mensa is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. It is a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test.
Mack sang It’s A Small World, multi-lingual journey at Piano Bar Cozy, Meguro, Tokyo, on June 8 2016. MiyaB of STORM kindly played keyboard for the night.
It’s A Small World in English, Spanish, French & Japanese
(including a virtual world round trip by various English accents)
Vocal Mack Okubo