Takasu Mitsuyoshi | TEDxTokyo 2015
For those who are constantly funny, who constantly encounter interesting things, a similar trait is there.Once you come to realize that, the minus element in life starts its conversion into pleasure.The power of laughter, it will change one’s complex into an attribute in life.
Creating worlds yet unknown from behind the TV screen. Takasu’s career as a TV broadcasting writer began when he got an invite from his childhood friend Matsumoto, a popular comedian in the comedy duo “Downtown”. He is at the origin of Japan’s popular comedy, or “Owarai” programs, and has also established the variety show style. It is because he continues to change the perspectives of those around him and maintained a firm stance despite the many limitations and stereotypes that exist within the world of television that he was able to accomplish these things.
How does Takasu, the man who changed an entire industry, see the future of Japan?