The season of cherry blossoms

The season of cherry blossoms coincides with that of graduation in Japan. And this year, four students of the Science Interpreter Training Program at the University of Tokyo completed the program successfully. The program is offered as a minor program for graduate students. This means that the students enrolled need to not only take more … Continue reading The season of cherry blossoms


JSSTS – 2018 Annual Meeting

This year’s Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Science and Technology Studies (JSSTS) was held on 8th and 9th December at Seijo University. I attended only the first day of the Meeting but there were some interesting talks. My talk was scheduled in the very first session of the Meeting entitled ‘Rethinking ELSI,’ along … Continue reading JSSTS – 2018 Annual Meeting

Fantastic week as an academic

Starting from the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) Annual Meeting in Sydney, I had a quite intensive but very rewarding week. I am still in the process of digesting the large volume of information that I received but would like to share some of it here. This year’s 4S experience began with the … Continue reading Fantastic week as an academic

9月2日(日)開催研究会 発表要旨

9月2日(日)に開催する研究会「Cases in the Past and Health of the Future」のProf. Steve Sturdy と見上の発表要旨を掲載しました。多くの方のご参加をお待ちしております。 Here are the abstracts of the talks by Prof. Steve Sturdy and myself to be given at the Cases in the Past and Health of the Future event on 2nd Sept (Sun). We hope to see many of you at the event! Disentangling … Continue reading 9月2日(日)開催研究会 発表要旨

Sociology of Science Society of Japan – 7th Annual Meeting

Yesterday, I attended the 7th Annual meeting of the Sociology of Science Society of Japan. The full-day event was held at Tokyo Denki University this year, and I was there for the entire event. I really enjoyed talking about our ongoing Re-conceptualization of ELSI project, as much as listening to the talks of other researchers. … Continue reading Sociology of Science Society of Japan – 7th Annual Meeting


2018年9月2日(日)に下記の研究会を開催いたします。是非ご参加下さい。 * Prof. Steve Sturdyと見上の発表の要旨はこちらからご覧頂けます。 I am organizing the following event on 2nd September (Sun). Please join us if you are interested in social science research on medicine and what difference it can make! * I have uploaded the abstract of the talks by Prof. Steve Sturdy and myself here. Cases in the Past and … Continue reading 研究会開催のお知らせ

4th DELTA Project Workshop

The fourth Re-constructing ELSI workshop of our DELTA project invited three speakers from private companies, each working on a latest area of technology – gene editing, cell culturing, and artificial intelligence and robotics, respectively. Most ELSI discussion in the past were initiated by the government or other public bodies and focused primarily on implications of … Continue reading 4th DELTA Project Workshop

3rd DELTA Project Workshop

We had another stimulating discussion on the concept/practice of ELSI in the 3rd workshop of Project DELTA last week. The two guest speakers this time were Assoc. Profs. Satoshi Kodama at Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University and Kenichi Natsume of Humanities and Social Sciences Program at Kanazawa Institute of Technology. They both have expertise … Continue reading 3rd DELTA Project Workshop