2018

Heihachi-jaya Restaurant “Heihachi Tea House Inn Offers the Different Scenes of Beauty and Taste Every Month through Four Seasons.” Heihachi Tea House Inn (山ばな 平八茶屋), established in 1576, is located along the Takano River overlooking Mt.Hiei in the East. In its authentic Japanese garden you can enjoy cherry blossoms in the Spring and colorful leaves of maple […] Hanbey-Fu Vegetarian Restaurant Hanbey-Fu (半兵衛麸) is a proud producer and seller of Kyoto Fu (prepared wheat gluten), catering especially for the vegetarian market in Kyoto. They boast a variety of specialty dishes including Namafu Dengaku (fresh wheat gluten cake, served with miso soy bean sauce) and fried Yuba (tofu skin). In addition to this they are proud to […] Tenki Restaurant Tenki Restaurant (天㐂)  is known to be a pioneer of Kaiseki cuisine and Tempura. Based in a beautiful and traditional tea house building they offer an authentic Kyoto lunch menu for 5,000¥ and a Kyoto-style Tempura Kaiseki Dinner for 9,000¥. Address: Japan, 〒602-8474 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Kamigyo Ward, Jozenjicho, 89 日本、〒602-8474 京都府京都市上京区千本通今出川上る (Open in Google Maps) Hyotei Restaurant Throughout its 400-year history, Hyotei has proudly preserved its tradition of culinary excellence. Nevertheless, Hyotei has always continued to adapt to change with a forward-looking spirit.   Hyotei‘s history is long and could track back about four hundred years ago. It is said to have started as a tea ceremony house at Nanzen-ji temple. Since […] Amitai Etzioni and Mark Lilla Discuss an “Impossible” Unity Watch SASE's indefatigable founder in conversation with Mark Lilla. Pontocho Pontocho is one of Kyoto's most atmospheric dining areas. Nishiki Market Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related. Nanzenji Temple Nanzenji Temple is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan. Kyoto Imperial Palace The Kyoto Imperial Palace is located in the spacious Kyoto Imperial Park, an attractive park in the center of the city that also encompasses the Sento Imperial Palace and a few other attractions. Daitokuji Temple Daitokuji is the head temple of the Rinzai sect's Daitokuji school of Japanese Zen Buddhism. Ryoanji Temple Ryoanji Temple is the site of Japan's most famous rock garden. Kurama Kurama is best known for its temple Kurama-dera and its hot spring. Arashiyama and Sagano Arashiyama is a pleasant, touristy district in the western outskirts of Kyoto. Katsura Imperial Villa Katsura Imperial Villa is one of the finest examples of Japanese architecture and garden design. Kokedera (Moss Temple) Entrance to this temple requires a reservation made well in advance by email. Rohan Restaurant Casual restaurant with first-rate food Kitaoji Otagi Restaurant Ceramics made by potters selected by the owners are an additional highlight at this restaurant Shiruko Restaurant Famed for its miso soup, all seats in this restaurant face a Noh stage Tokasaikan Restaurant Chinese food on the water, with the oldest elevator in Japan Godan Miyazawa Restaurant Very small and intimate restaurant (8 seats in all!) Nakazen Restaurant A traditional Kyoto-style kaiseki restaurant with a focus on seasonal ingredients Saami Restaurant Enjoy traditional dishes & hospitality with a wonderful view of the Kyoto streets in a traditional Japanese-style building Niku no Takumi Miyoshi Restaurant One of the top kobe beef restaurants in the country Sebastien Lechevalier Seasoned SASE Japan scholar and SASE/Kyoto Program Co-Director Sébastien Lechevalier has put together a great list of things to do in Kyoto which we share with you ahead of the conference. Some of these places are exquisite! Besides his hard work for SASE, Sébastien is Associate Professor at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales […] Fondation France-Japon EHESS Young Researcher Awards We are delighted to announce the winners of the EHESS Fondation France-Japon Young Researcher Travel Awards Kiyomizudera Temple On the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, Kiyomizudera is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. Cons and Scams: Their Place in American Culture Join us on April 23 and 24 at The New School (NYC) to explore cons and scams in their many guises, what makes us vulnerable to them, with particular attention to the current political scene in the US. This event is free and open to the public. SASE Newsletter Winter 2017-2018 newsletter revamped. Take a Look!! Reflecting on Kyoto "The sights and sounds in the city remind me of its ancient history and deep spiritual culture." - Kathryn Ibata-Arens Living in Kyoto Sophie Buhnik - French bureau of the Maison franco-japonaise in Tokyo SASE Video – Jonathan Zeitlin Jonathan Zeitlin (SASE President from 2009-2011) on SASE, from Costa Rica to Kyoto, and his own research. Marykyu Koyamaen Tea House Marukyu-Koyamaen ranks among the foremost producers of fine teas in Japan. SASE/Kyoto Featured Speakers – 23-25 June 2018 We are happy to announce our featured speakers for our 30th annual conference in Kyoto.                                                                                  […] Honors and Distinctions Here we celebrate the achievements of SASE members by highlighting the honors and distinctions that have been bestowed upon them during the past year.                                                                […] Recent Publications – Winter 2017/2018 Here are the latest publications from SASE Authors.                                                                                                […] Reckoning with Gender Inequality As the alarming number of public scandals and accusations that began in the second half of 2017 make plain, most Developed Western Societies are experiencing a watershed moment in their Gender relations. Women in high-profile industries are speaking out against pervasive cultures of gender discrimination. The ‘MeToo’ movement begun over a decade ago in the […] PhDs in Socio-Economics: New Research Paths Earning one’s PhD is one of the main hurdles in an academic career. While the title gives access to otherwise unobtainable jobs, the work itself can be forgotten; in the rush to publish articles and search for a new academic position, the thesis itself can easily lose out. We wanted to give a bit of […] Economic Sociology on Saint-Germain de Près An impressive line-up of international scholars working on economic sociology gathered on 12-13 January 2018 to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Franco-German MaxPo Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies. An Interview with Professor Sylvia Walby Sylvia Walby is Professor of Sociology and Gender Research at the University of Lancaster. Her recent book Crisis (Polity, 2015) is a concise analysis of the present social, political, and economic moment in the UK, the EU, and advanced capitalist societies more broadly. Walby provides scholars of socio-economics with a conceptual architecture through which to […] On the Bookshelf In this feature, we ask the voracious readers that make up SASE to recommend a few books they are reading (or re-reading) and to tell us a bit about them. This edition features Horacio Ortiz and Daniel Hirschman.                      Horacio Ortiz Université Paris-Dauphine, PSL Research University, CNRS, […] SASE Networks Spotlight As in previous issues of the newsletter, we continue to bring you profiles of SASE’s networks. While mini-conferences are one-off yearly events, networks bring people together year after year to pursue a particular intellectual program. Some of the networks, as you will read below, have existed long enough that their genesis has become a mystery! […] Reports from the 3rd SASE Ibero-American Socio-Economics Meeting Most SASE members are aware that preparations are underway for the upcoming SASE annual meeting to be held in Kyoto, Japan on 23-25 June 2018. But it is perhaps less well-known that for several years, regional SASE conferences have been taking place in Latin America.  SASE sponsored its third biennial Ibero-American regional conference at Universidad […] Book Review Too Few Women at the Top by Kumiko Nemoto Ithaca NY, ILR Press, 2016, 296p. Too Few Women at the Top is a must-read both for those interested in gender segregation in the workplace and those concerned with Japanese political economy. Kumiko Nemoto has succeeded in treating both issues in her book. We can discern […] Interview with SASE President Gary Herrigel   “In general, I am more interested in identifying possibilities for inclusion and change rather than being satisfied with more conventional left and social democratic concerns for “critique” or identifying how bad capitalism is now or how even worse it is becoming.”     Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your intellectual […] Meet the Editors The SASE Newsletter is created by a dynamic group of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from both sides of the Atlantic, aided and abetted by the SASE staff. We are pleased to introduce its 2018 editors: Jens Beckert Awarded Leibniz Prize! Jens Beckert has just been awarded the 2.5M € Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize – Germany's highest scientific award. For What It’s Worth: The Political Construction of Quality in French and Italian Wine Markets SER Article by Elizabeth Carter