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]teikyo-u.ac.jp or technology[at]vsjf.net  ([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 (https://vsjf.net/die-vsjf/fachgruppen/fachgruppe-technik/fachgruppensitzung-technik-2022/)

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PROGRAMME


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

Susanne Brucksch, Teikyo University

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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 

Q&A 

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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 

Q&A

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

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This workshop is kindly supported by:

UCD Centre for Japanese Studies, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
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Program list by Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation invites individuals and organizations that are planning international exchange projects and activities to participate in programs of the Japan Foundation.

About the Applicable Programs

The Japan Foundation conducts programs in the three major areas of Arts and Cultural Exchange, Japanese-Language Education Overseas, and Japanese Studies and International Dialogue. There are applicable programs in each of these areas, and support is provided for activities conducted by individuals and organizations that are involved in international exchange.

Please read the General Instructions thoroughly, and then go to the Program List, organized by categories and objectives, for general information of each program.

Program List

If you find in the Program Guidelines a program that matches the project that you or your organization are planning, please obtain the respective application instructions and application forms. Complete the forms and submit your application to the specified destination.
The Japan Foundation screens the applications and provides support to successful applicants.

PDF Booklet for Download

The Japan Foundation Program Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2023 (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024) outline the full array of the Japan Foundation’s applicable programs.

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Upcoming Webinars About Japan in November and December

The following webinars organised by the EU-Japan Centre which will take place in November and December:

‘ABOUT JAPAN’ WEBINAR SERIES 199: PET PRODUCTS MARKET IN JAPAN
Tuesday, 8 November 2022 – from 10:30 to 11:30 AM CET
https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/library/event/about-japan-webinar-series-199-pet-products-market-japan

‘ABOUT JAPAN’ WEBINAR SERIES 200: JAPAN’S HOME FASHION & FURNITURE MARKET
Tuesday, 15 November 2022 – from 10:30 to 11:30 AM CET
https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/library/event/about-japan-webinar-series-200-japans-home-fashion-furniture-market

‘ABOUT JAPAN’ WEBINAR SERIES 201: FINTECH MARKET IN JAPAN
Tusday, 22 November 2022 – from 10:30 to 11:30 AM CET
https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/library/event/about-japan-webinar-series-201-fintech-market-japan

‘ABOUT JAPAN’ WEBINAR SERIES 202: HOW TO DRAFT A DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT AND AGENCY AGREEMENT WITH JAPANESE PARTNERS
Tuesday, 29 November 2022 – from 10:30 to 11:30 AM CET
https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/library/event/about-japan-webinar-series-202-how-to-draft-agreements

‘ABOUT JAPAN’ WEBINAR SERIES 203: CONSUMPTION TAX IN JAPAN – 2022 OVERVIEW
Thursday, 1 December 2022 – from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CET
https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/library/event/about-japan-webinar-series-203-consumption-tax-japan-2022-overview


How to register:
– If you are already a member, please log in before registering to one or more webinars.
– If you are not yet a member, you will first have to register for free via: https://www.eubusinessinjapan.eu/user/register. Once your registration request is confirmed by the EU-Japan Centre, please log in before registering to our webinars.

Cost: Free

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Reminder: 3rd Japanese-German-French AI Symposium (Oct 27&28, Miraikan, Tokyo/ Online)

Only one week left until the 3rd trilateral symposium on “AI for Planetary Challenges in the Anthropocene” takes place in Tokyo!

We still have a few seats left for participants onsite – register until Oct 24 (12:00 JST) to participate and meet more than 60 renowned AI experts from Germany, France and Japan at the Miraikan in Tokyo. Free lunch and coffee will be provided to all participants.

The two days will be full of networking opportunities and inspiring talks on topics such as AI for Climate Change Adaption, Sustainable Societies, Smart Cities, Disaster Risk Assessment, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Education, Cybersecurity, Democracy, Health and Geopolitics!

We look forward to welcoming you at the Miraikan in Tokyo! Please follow the link below for more information and register until Oct 24 (12:00 JST)!

Details and Registration

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