Veranstaltung: Online Workshop “Technology & Society in Japan” (VSJF Technology Section 2023)

Online Workshop “Technology & Society in Japan” (VSJF Technology Section 2023)

Date:  November 03, 2023 (Fri), Berlin 9:00 – 12:30 // Tokyo 17:00 – 20:30 (文化の日)

Venue:  Online Meeting (a zoom link will be provided shortly before the meeting)

Registration: Please register via technology[a] 
ORGANISERS: Susanne Brucksch, Teikyo University
                          Cosima Wagner, Freie Universität Berlin
SUPPORTER:  Naonori Kodate, University College Dublin
Please find further information below and on the VSJF website (


17:00 Tokyo // 09:00 Berlin: GREETINGS and OPENING REMARKS

Cosima Wagner, Freie Universität Berlin 

 17:10 Tokyo // 09:10 Berlin/Zurich: SESSION A:  Reflections on Health Technologies from Denmark

INCENTIVE TALK:  Ethical and methodological dilemmas in social science interventions: Careful engagements as composition of telecare services

Niels Christian Mossfeldt Nickelsen, Faculty of Health and Social Science, University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) 

 Moderator: Susanne Brucksch, Teikyo University


18:15 Tokyo // 10:15 Berlin: SESSION B:  Acceptance, User Images and Technology in Japan

Professional Women and Elder Care in Contemporary Japan: Anxiety and the Move Toward Technocare

Anne Aronsson, Yale University 

 “Social” robots forming sociality? Analysis of relationality in long-term care practices involving robots, a Japanese example

Yuko Tamaki-Welply, EHESS

Analyzing the redistribution of work tasks between humans and robots in the domain of care work. Cases from Germany and Japan

Kevin Wiggert, Technical University Berlin

Moderator: Naonori Kodate, University College Dublin


20:00 Tokyo // 12:00 Berlin  SESSION C: OPEN EXCHANGE on the impact of AI and ChatGPT on research and/or teaching of Japanese Studies

Moderator: Cosima Wagner, Freie Universität Berlin

This workshop is kindly supported by:

UCD Centre for Japanese Studies, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland