James completed his PhD in anthropology/science and technology studies at the University of Hong Kong in 2018, and he is currently Michelin Fellow at the Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS. His research focuses on the development and implementation of care robots in Japan, and his broader interests include robotics, AI and algorithms, welfare technologies and public innovation policy.

Work package

Achieving sustainability in care systems

The potential of technology

Research and Publications

Robots vs migrants? Reconfiguring the future of Japanese institutional eldercare, Critical Asian Studies, 2019
Tactile care, mechanical Hugs: Japanese caregivers and robotic lifting devices, Asian Anthropology 17 (1): 1-16, 2018

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