Otsuki, Grant Jun
University of Toronto
Grant Jun Otsuki is a Ph.D. candidate in social-cultural anthropology at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the human-technology relationships in Japan and North America. His dissertation examines the cultural politics of how the ‘human’ is imagined by wearable technology researchers in Japan.
Augmenting Japan’s Bodies and Futures: The Politics of Human-Technology Encounters in Japanese Idol PopFeaturePerfume is a Japanese “techno-pop” idol trio formed in 2000 consisting of three women–Ayano Omoto, Yuka Kashino, and Ayaka Nishiwaki. Since 2007, when one of their songs was selected for a recycling awareness campaign by Japan's national public broadcaster, Perfume has been a consistent fixture in the Japanese pop music charts. They have been involved in the full gamut of...Read more