WELPLY TAMAKI Yuko - Tokyo College
Visiting Scholar


Affiliation École des hautes études en sciences sociales Research Interests Social Sciences Period of stay 5 April 2022 - 9 September 2022
01 Description of Research

The main objective of my research is to investigate the relation between technology and care through a comparative Franco-Japanese study on communicative assistive robots in nursing homes. Through the analysis of data obtained by two qualitative methods, interviews and participant observation, in nursing homes in Tokyo and Paris, this research also seeks to explore how the relationship between older adults and caregivers changes through the use of robots. By comparing Japan and France, I am also interested in identifying elements of the concept of “autonomy” of older adults in need of care through the presence of care robots.

02 Short Biography

2021 Doctoral candidate at the French National Institute of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS)
2021 MSc in Political Science and Comparative Sociology, University of Bordeaux, France
2021 News translator (politics, economics, finance, society)
2003 MA in Translation and Language Technology, University of Wales Swansea, United Kingdom
2000 BA in Spanish, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies