Demographic challenges and solution approaches concerning nursing and care for elderly in Japan

In this session the impact on technology on the design of nursing and care for elderly is in the focus of the discussion between representatives from Research, Economy and Politics.

Session host and moderation:

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Japan Office

Yoko Nitta, Senior Fellow, Japan Society for Security and Crisis Management

Format:

  • Round table with expert discussions

  • Questions & Answers

Main topics:

  • 14:00 Welcome Remarks
    Thomas AWE, Resident Representative, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Japan Office

  • 14:05 Statement 1: The Future World of Work in a Super-Aging Society: Predictions of Nursing and Care in Japan”
    Dr. Martin Pohl, Counsellor Labour and Health Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

  • 14:20 Statement 2: “Autonomous delivery robot -HOSPI- For delivery innovation with hospitality in hospital”
    Hiroyuki Uchiyama, General Manager & Kota Kato, Staff Engineer New Business Promotion Office Robotics Business Promotion Department Panasonic Production Engineering Co., Ltd.

  • 14:50 Statement 3: “Technologies for Nursing-Care Robots”
    Professor Shigeki SUGANO, Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University

  • 15:20 Roundtable (Q&A)
    moderated by: Yoko Nitta, Senior Fellow, Japan Society for Security and Crisis Management

Key message:

“An important success factor for the design of tomorrow’s working world is a fast technological development which will lead certainly to rapid innovation cycles in a digitized world.”

Speakers / Panelists:

Dr. Martin Pohl, Counsellor Labour and Health Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Hiroyuki Uchiyama, General Manager, Panasonic

Kota Kato, Staff Engineer, Panasonic

Professor Shigeki SUGANO, Department of Modern Mechanical Engineering School of Creative Science and Engineering, Waseda University