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 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. CfP: « Lessons learned »? Studying learning devices and processes in relation to technological accidents 2nd AGORAS Conference - December 13th-14th 2018, Paris. Deadline for Submissions: 01 June 2018 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 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. 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 […] 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! […] 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, […] 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 […] Global Reordering Round-Table Jens Beckert (Professor of Sociology, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne), Jeanne Lazarus (CNRS research fellow, CSO – Sciences Po – Paris) and Sayaka Sakoda (Assistant Professor of Economics, Doshisha University, Kyoto & member of the SASE/Kyoto Local Organizing Committee) were gracious enough to speak with us about this […] 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


Abenomics SASE/Kyoto program co-director Sebastien Lechevalier has recently published a thoughtful article written with Brieuc Monfort on the economic policy of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Kyoto Hotels Friendly prices for Kyoto! SASE has negotiated discounts on hotels and excursions, available exclusively to 2018 Kyoto conference attendees. Kyoto Culture The host city for SASE's 2018 annual conference, Kyoto, was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, and it still carries a reputation as the nation’s most beautiful city. Institute for Socio-Economics The University Duisburg-Essen recently founded an Institute for Socio-Economics. SASE Kyoto 2018 | Featured Speakers SASE/Kyoto 2018 Featured Speakers announced! SASE Kyoto 2018 | Mini-Conference Themes SASE/Kyoto 2018 Mini-Conference Themes A timely article on hurricanes from the SASE journal, Socio-Economic Review. Investigating the difference in policy responses to the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons and homeowner insurance crises in Florida and Louisiana. SASE Video – Roberto Pedersini & John Robinson Roberto Pedersini, SASE ECW faculty, and John Robinson, 2017 ECW participant, discuss SASE's Early Career Workshop and the Lyon conference in general. SASE Lyon Video – Akos Rona-Tas and Gary Herrigel We took advantage of the SASE/Lyon 2017 meeting to interview some lively SASE scholars. Here is the first in the series. SASE 29th Annual Meeting Award Winners SASE extends warms congratulations to all of our awards winners from our 29th annual meeting in Lyon, France. SER Impact Factor New Impact Factor for SER! Regulation and Governance An early view of the latest issue of Regulation and Governance is now available. Socio-economics after Trump Gregory Jackson, chief editor of the SASE journal Socio-Economic Review speaks out! "Socio-economics after Trump". From the latest edition of the Socio-Economic Review.