Bringing together insights from the world's leading ikigai researchers, authors and speakers for the world's first international ikigai summit.

Ikigai has become one of Japan's most misunderstood words and culturally appropriated concepts. It’s not a word from Okinawa. It’s not the Japanese secret to longevity. It's not a Venn diagram showing you how to find your bliss or become a successful entrepreneur. And it’s not the pursuit of a single life purpose. 

This summit will bring together the knowledge of researchers, authors and speakers to offer various perspectives of ikigai while remaining respectful to Japanese culture and ikigai's origins. 



Nicholas Kemp Ikigai Tribe

Nicholas Kemp


Motoki Tonn Ikigai Tribe

Motoki Tonn


Riley Lee with be opening the Ikigai Summit with a special shakuhachi (Japanese flute) performance.

Riley Lee


Ken Mogi Ikigai Tribe

Prof. Ken Mogi

Ikigai, Nagomi and Life

Sachiaki Takamiya Ikigai Tribe

Sachiaki Takamiya

Ikigai Bio-Hacking

Akihiro Hasegawa Ikigai Tribe

Prof. Akihiro Hasegawa

The Hasegawa Model 

Gordon Mathews Ikigai Tribe

Prof. Gordon Mathews

The Need To Feel Ikigai

Shinichi Nagata Ikigai Summit

Dr. Shinichi Nagata

Ikigai and Mental Heath

Michael Nickel

Ikigai Performance

Dr. Nina Bürklin

Ikigai and Logotherapy

Rie Takeda Ikigai Tribe

Rie Takeda

The Ikigai of Shodo

Soenke Ziesche Ikigai Tribe

Dr. Soenke Ziesche

Ikigai Risk in the Age of AI

Motoki Tonn Ikigai Tribe

Motoki Tonn

An Integrative Ikigai Model

Dean Fido Ikigai Tribe

Dr. Dean Fido

Ikigai in Forensic Psychology

Yasuhiro Kotera Ikigai Tribe

Dr. Yasuhiro Kotera

The Health Benefits of Ikigai

Dr. Caitlin Kight

Ikigai in Higher Education

Gregg Krech Ikigai Tribe

Gregg Krech

Navigating Through a Crisis

Katharina Stenger Ikigai Tribe

Dr. Katharina Stenger

Ikigai as a Self-care Practice

Steve Beauchamp Ikigai Tribe

Steve Beauchamp

Work:Life Harmony Kamon

Dr. Shintaro Kono

Leisure & Ikigai

Nicholas Kemp Ikigai Tribe

Nicholas Kemp

The Mother of Ikigai

Trudy Boyle Ikigai Tribe

Trudy Boyle

Ikigai & Illness


Clark Chilson Ikigai Tribe

Dr. Clark Chilson

Naikan: Japanese Introspection 


Is this a sales event?

No, the Ikigai Summit is not a sales event. There will be no upsells or special offers.

Presenters will only reference their websites, social media handles, books and/or research papers.

How can I watch the summit?

The summit will be streamed live via zoom in a secure private members area.

Will the summit be recorded?

Yes, all presentations of the Ikigai Summit will be recorded and housed in a membership area. Attendees will have life time access to the recordings after the event.

What is the schedule of the summit?

As we are dealing with many timezones we have created a schedule which you can download from this link.

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