Veranstaltung: Workshop on “Technology & Society in Japan”, November 18th 2022, 9:00-12:15, online

The Technology Section of VSJF (Vereinigung für sozialwissenschaftliche Japanforschung) kindly invites you to:

Topic: Workshop on “Technology & Society in Japan” (VSJF Technology Section Meeting 2022)

Date:  November 18, 2022 (Fri), 9:00 – 12:15 Zurich / 17:00 – 20:15 Tokyo
Venue:  Online Meeting (a zoom link will be provided shortly before the meeting)
Registration: Please register via or
Organisers: Ass. Prof. Susanne Brucksch, Teikyo University, Tokyo
Dr. Cosima Wagner, Freie Universität Berlin

Please find further information below, and on the VSJF website (



16:00 Tokyo // 09:00 Berlin/Zurich: GREETINGS and OPENING REMARKS

Susanne Brucksch, Teikyo University


16:10 Tokyo // 09:10 Berlin/Zurich: SESSION A: “VISIONs, NEEDs and TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT”

INCENTIVE TALK: Needs-driven engineering research and development: Experiences in my laboratory at Chiba University
Wenwei Yu, Chiba University

“Dejitaru-ka no kabe?” Media analysis on ICT, robot technology and older adults during the pandemic
Isabelle Prochaska-Meyer, Vienna University

Can robots care for us? Visions of technocare from the UK and Japan
Giulia De Togni, University of Edinburgh

MODERATOR: Naonori Kodate, University College Dublin


18:45 Tokyo // 10:45 Berlin/Zurich: SESSION B: “ACCEPTANCE, USER IMAGES and TECHNOLOGY in CONTEXT”

Scenarios to support nursing home residents: Needs analysis & evaluation with the humanoid service robot GARMI, Project KoBo34
Eva Jahn, Technical University Munich

User representations generated by robot providers
Yuko Tamaki-Welply, EHESS

MODERATOR: Susanne Brucksch, Teikyo University


19:15 Tokyo // 12:15 Berlin/Zurich    SESSION C: OPEN EXCHANGE on ONGOING PROJECTS

MODERATOR: Cosima Wagner, Freie Universität Berlin


More information on the programme can be found here.