Online Meeting of the VSJF Technology Section, November 18, 2022

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 brucksch[a] or technology[at]  ([at] should be replaced with @). 

ORGANISERS: Ass. Prof. Susanne Brucksch, Teikyo University

                          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 


19:40 Tokyo // 11:40 Berlin/Zurich    SESSION C: OPEN EXCHANGE on ONGOING PROJECTS
MODERATOR: Cosima Wagner, Freie Universität Berlin

This workshop is kindly supported by:

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

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