Mack participated as an entertainer in a cultural event “the 3rd Dream Yosakoi Matsuri”, which was held by Dream Yosakoi Festival Global Foundatation, aiming at promotion and yearning of the mutual understanding of U.S.-Japan culture, with support of Consulate General…
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 participated as an entertainer in a charity event “Pray for Kumamoto from New York”, which was co-organized by the Consortium of Japanese Entertainers in New York, the Consortium of Japanese MBA in New York, and the Consortium of Japanese Creators in New York on May 13, 2016 at Global Labo, New York.
On June 1, Mack made the first public performance as a stand-up comedian for Talent Night@Tokyo Tapas Cafe, New York. He reproduced a truly global international meeting, imitating 20 English accents around the globe.
(Photo by Ms Kyoko Uchiki)
Tokyo Tapas Cafe, New York
Since there were many Japanese audience, he shared his secret techniques to transform from specific Japanese dialects/accents to selected English accents; American, French, Indian and Obama English.
Other talented musicians performed for the night.
Mack’s performance video
Mack performed as a vocal with a live band “Servants” for a summer party in Roppongi, Tokyo, in July 2012. While singing “Hashire Kotaro”, he included horse racing commentary in Japanese, English and French. He almost perfectly reproduced the 24th running of Grand Prix, where Green Grass won his last race. The background music was Green Green Grass of Home.