KATSUNO HIROFUMI
Faculty of Social Studies Department of Media, Journalism and Communications
Associate Professor
Last Updated :2020/10/31

Researcher Profile and Settings

Research Interests

  • robot
  • Media Studies

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences/Cultural anthropology and folklore
  • Humanities & social sciences/Sociology

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Faculty of Social Studies, Department of Media, Journalism and Communication, Doshisha University, 2016/04 - Today
  • Associate Researcher, Dept. of History and Cultural Studies, Free University of Berlin, 2017/08 - 2018/09
  • Osaka University of Economics Faculty of Human Sciences Department of Human Sciences Associate Professor, 2014/04 - 2016/03
  • Doshisha University School of Social Studies, Department of Media Studies Assistant Professor, 2010/04 - 2014/03
  • University of Hawaii, 2009/07 - 2009/08

Education

  • University of Hawaii, Manoa, (Anthropology), 1999/08 - 2010/05
  • University of Arizona, (Anthropology), 1997/08 - 1999/05
  • Dokkyo University, Faculty of Foreign Language, 1993/04 - 1997/03

Academic Degrees

  • B.A., Dokkyo University
  • B.A. (Anthropology), University of Arizona
  • Ph.D. (Anthropology), University of Hawaii, Manoa

Association Memberships

  • Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
  • The American Anthropological Association
  • The Association for Asian Studies

Committee Memberships

  • Special Interest Group on Law and Ethics of Robotics (member), 2020/04 - Today, The Robotics Society of Japan, Academic society

Published Papers

  • Cultural Anthropology for Social Emotion Modeling: Principles of Application toward Diversified Social Signal Processing
    Daniel White, Hirofumi Katsuno
    Conference Proceedings, 8th International Conference on Affective Computing & Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2019), Aug. 2019, English
  • Robot Dreams: Play, Escape and Masculine-Romanticism in Japanese Techno-Culture.
    Hirofumi Katsuno
    PAN-JAPAN: The International Journal of Japanese Diaspora, 8(1)104 - 127, 2013, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Face-to-Face: Online Subjectivity in Contemporary Japan
    Hirofumi Katsuno, Christine Yano
    Asian Studies Review, 26205 - 231, 2002, Japanese, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • The robot's heart: Tinkering with humanity and intimacy in robot-building
    Hirofumi Katsuno
    Japanese Studies, 31(1)93 - 109, May 2011, English, Research paper (scientific journal)

Misc

  • (Book Review) Screening Enlightenment: Hollywood and the Cultural Reconstruction of Defeated Japan
    Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 32669 - 671, 2012, English
  • (Book Review) Mono to Otoko no Sengoshi
    Social Science Japan Journal, 12301 - 303, 2009, English

Books etc

  • Encyclopedia of Media & Communication Studies
    KATSUNO Hirofumi
    Sekaishisosha, May 2019, Joint author, Media Experiences in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
  • Introducing Japanese Popular Culture
    Alisa Freedman, Toby Slade
    Routledge, Jan. 2018, Contributor, The Grotesque Hero: Depictions of Justice in Tokusatsu Superhero Television Programs
  • Escaping Japan: Reflections on Estrangement and Exile in the Twenty-First Century
    Blai Guarné, Paul Hansen
    Routledge, Nov. 2017, Contributor, Robot dreams: play, escape and masculine-romanticism in Japanese techno-culture
  • Assembling Japan: Modernity, Technology and Global Culture
    Dolores Martinez, Griseldis Kirsch, Merry White
    Peter Lang, Dec. 2015, Contributor, Branding Humanoid Japan
  • The Cultural Power of Robot in Japan
    Edited by Suzanne Finney, Guido Pigliasco, Mary Conran, Forrest Young
    University of Hawaii Press, 2015, Sole author, English, Scholarly book
  • Becoming Kikaida: Japanese Television and Generational Identity in Hawai'i
    Edited by, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto, Eva. Tsai, JungBong Choi
    Center for Japanese Studies, University of Michigan, 2010, Sole author, English, Scholarly book
  • Kaomoji and Expressivity in a Japanese Housewives' Chartoom (with Christine Yano)
    Edited by Brenda Danet, Susan Herring
    Oxford University Press, 2007, Joint author, English, Scholarly book
  • Kikaida for Life: Cult Fandom in a Japanese Live-action TV show in Hawai'i
    edited by, W. Tsutsui, M. Ito
    Palgrave, 2006, Joint author, English, Scholarly book
  • Pikachu's Global Adventure: The Rise and Fall of Pokémon
    Edited by Joseph Tobin
    Duke University Press, 2004, Joint author, Localizing the Pokémon TV series for the American Market (Hirofumi Katsuno and Jeffrey Maret), English, Scholarly book

Conference Activities & Talks

  • From Social Presence to Social Agent: Tactile and Affective Affordances of Companion Robots in Japan
    KATSUNO Hirofumi
    American Anthropological Association annual meeting (Vancouver Convention Center), 21 Nov. 2019, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • The Robotic Touch: Tactile Affects and the formation of Intimacy in the Human-Robot Interaction.
    KATSUNO Hirofumi
    Society of East Asian Anthropology annual conference (Waseda University), Aug. 2019, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • First Encounters in Human Robot Interaction: Exploring Technical Methods for Affective Anthropology
    with Daniel White
    Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Contemporary Japanese Society Symposium, Sophia University (Tokyo, Japan), Jun. 2018, English, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • Time with the Robot: Production of Sociality and Intimacy in Human-Robot Interaction in Contemporary Japan
    Sense of Time Conference, Doshisha University, May 2018, English, Symposium, workshop panel (public)
  • Material Dreams : Techno-Utopic Visions in Japan’s 1960s and 1970s Plastic Model Culture
    AAS-In-ASIA (Association for Asian Studies) conference, Doshisha University, Kyoto., Jun. 2016, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Between Human and Machine: The Rise of Social Robots and the Formation of Robotic Presence in Contemporary Japan
    Jun. 2016, English, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • "Residues of Technological Utopia: Formation of Ruinophilia in Post-Industrial Japan"
    Japan Anthropology Workshop, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2015, English, Oral presentation (general)
  • Chasing Paradise Lost: the Formation of Ruinophilia in Contemporary Japan
    The Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, 2014, English, Oral presentation (general), Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Chasing Paradise Lost: Formation of Ruinophilia in Post-Industrial Japan
    The Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, 2014, Japanese, Oral presentation (general)
  • Chasing Paradise Lost: the Boom of Modern Ruins in Contemporary Japan
    The Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, 2013, English, Oral presentation (general), Chicago, IL, USA
  • The Robot's Heart: The Enchantment of Artificial Life in Contemporary Japan
    Culture as Critical Theory Conference, 2012, English, Oral presentation (general), Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society, Taiwan
  • Between Human and the Machine: Humanoid Robots as a Companion Species in Contemporary Japan
    The Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, 2012, English, Oral presentation (general), Toronto, Canada
  • Materializing Dreams: Masculinity and Technology In Japanese "Robophilia" [Session Organized, "Mind in Matter: the Enchantment of Things in Contemporary Japan"]
    The Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, 2011, English, Oral presentation (general), Montreal, Canada
  • Escaping to the "Future"? : Japan's Techno-Romanticism in Humanoid Robots
    The Annual Conferene of the American Anthropological Association, 2010, English, Oral presentation (general), New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Robotic Intimacy: Recuperation of selfhood in contemporary Japan
    The Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, 2009, English, Oral presentation (general), Chicago, IL, USA
  • Robotic Humanity: Identity and Materiality in Robot -building in Contemporary Japan
    The Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, 2009, English, Oral presentation (general), Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Romanticizing Technology: Power and Pleasure in Robot-building in Contemporary Japan [Session Organized, "Technology, Masculinity, and Modernity in Contemporary Japan"]
    The Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, 2008, English, Oral presentation (general), San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Robot Dreams: Formation of Self and Masculine Identity in Japanese Techno-Culture
    Japan Anthropology Workshop, 2007, English, Oral presentation (general), University of Oslo, Norway
  • Nationalizing Technology: Production and Consumption of Humanoid Robots in Contemporary Japan
    The Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, 2007, English, Oral presentation (general), Boston, MA, USA
  • Materializing Dreams: Technology, Humanity and the Post-modern Tension in Contemporary Japanese Robotics
    The Annual Conference of the American Anthropological Association, 2007, English, Oral presentation (general), Washington D.C., USA
  • Marketing a Japanese Live-Action TV Program in Hawai'i
    In Godzilla's Footsteps: Japanese Pop Culture Icons on the Global Stage, 2004, English, Oral presentation (general), University of Kansas
  • Kikaida is Our Hero!: Local Nostalgia for a Japanese-Live-Action T.V. Show in Hawai'i
    The Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, 2003, English, Oral presentation (general), New York, USA
  • Face-Off: On-Line Embodiment in Contemporary Japan
    Media in Transition 2, 2002, English, Oral presentation (general), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA
  • Localizing Pokemon: Comparing Japanese and English Versions of the T.V. show
    Nintentionality, or Pikachu's Global Adventure, 2000, English, Oral presentation (general), University of Hawaii, Manoa / The East-West Center, Honolulu, HI, USA

Research Grants & Projects

  • Emotional Machines: The Technological Transformation of Intimacy in Japan
    欧州学術会議, Starting Grant, 2017/08 -2018/09

Teaching Experience

  • Japanese Culture & Behavior
    University of Hawaii, Manoa