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A re-examination of common sense through the philosophy of shinobi | Hiroshi Jinkawa | TEDxICU

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Published on Mar 16, 2015

It's time to challenge what we take to be common knowledge: rules by which individual should live, an organization should function, and a society should exist. Jinkawa bases this revolution on the Yamazato (traditional Japanese) philosophy wa. In his talk, he elaborates how ancient covert arts of the ninja and shinobi and the overt way of the samurai (bushido) can provide insight to our modern society.

Prior to the Great East Japan Earthquake, Hiroshi Jinkawa helped manage companies. Currently he organizes ninja and ninjutsu experience programs to promote the Japanese/Yamazato culture. Jinkawa asserts that the surfacing of limitations of a strict dependence on Western economic necessitates an alternative perspective. He advocates the traditional Japanese philosophy wa and hopes to initiate a dialogue on how the goals of the individual and the collective can be balanced to create a harmonious society. In the future, he plans to return to the corporate world to educate about and promote traditionally Japanese "flexible and beautiful" business practices.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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