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Call for Papers: East Asian Junior Sociologists Forum

On behalf of East Asia Junior Sociologists Forum Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite fellow young researchers who are in East Asia and whose research is based on issues in such regions to submit abstracts for East Asian Junior Sociologists Forum (EAJSF) at Pacifico Yokohama, prior to XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology.

Inviting submissions on all sociological topics, the forum seeks to bring together young colleagues in China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan and provide them with opportunities to present original scholarships so that the next generation of East Asian sociologists will be engaged in active discussion, obtain useful feedback, and construct a new and common framework for analyzing East Asian societies. The forum also aims to offer junior sociologist from four countries the chance for networking that will extend into future academic collaboration.


For detail information, please go to:

East Asian Junior Sociologists Forum (EAJSF)

or download PDF file.


Supporting Organizations

XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Local Organizing Committee
Japan Sociological Society (JSS)

Sociological Consortium Sub Committee, Science Council of Japan
Sociological Forum Japan (SOF-J)


A Variety of Accommodations

Convenient links of a variety of accommodations. All information in
English. Some are available in Chinese. Please make a reservation by
yourself. For special discount rate for delegates for the Yokohama
Congress, see and reserve at

Accommodations in Yokohama area

Hostel and Ryokan (Japanese style Inn)

Lower Price Guest House, Shared toilet and bath  1 week 13,000 Yen; 1 night 2,000 Yen   from 1 night  2,250 Yen

List of Youth Hostels  from 1 night
4,500 Yen

Alternatives to Hotels, Guest Houses and Apartments for Groups and

If you plan to come to Japan with your family or friends and wish to find
cheaper alternatives than hotels, guest houses and holiday/vacation
apartments are available for you. Although only a few in Yokohama, you
could also rent such a place in Tokyo where is easily commutable to the
Congress venue. The convenient stays in Tokyo to get to the venue by train,
we recommend, are Shibuya (Train Line: Toyoko Line), Kamata (Keihin-Tohoku
Line and Keikyu Line), and Shinagawa (Keihin-Tohoku Line and Keikyu Line).

For more than 7 days stay  At least 7 days, 1 day 2,900
Yen  More than 7 days, 1 night 4,300
Yen (Sakuragicho) or 5,400 Yen (Isezakicho)

Tokyo Area, for short stay with several guests

Next Generation Sociologists Grant

 - For Starting Scholar’s Active Participations in Yokohama -

The Local Organizing Committee  (LOC) for the XVIII ISA WORLD CONGRESS OF SOCIOLOGY in Yokohama invites all the next generation sociologists in East Asia who are participating in the meeting in July 2014 to apply for the grant. ... (read more)

Poster and logo


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The Yokohama video was released


JLOC released an English video for the World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, 2014, around 150 seconds. We are welcomed to link freely. Please enjoy and make comments. Thank you.


Congress Information

Date: July 13(Sun)-19(Sat) , 2014
Venue: Pacifico Yokohama
ISA 2014 Site


Shujiro Yazawa: An Internationalist Par Excellence
Interviewed article on Shujiro Yazawa, President of the Japanese Sociological Society appeared in the cover story of the recent issue of Global Dialogue No.3. The article starts: Shujiro Yazawa, President of the Japanese Sociological Society has travelled to all corners of the globe, imbibing sociology wherever he goes — the embodiment of what he calls multi-versality. He has been teaching sociology in Japan for more than 45 years, and has published 15 books and over 70 papers. He served on the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association from 1994 to 2002. Long a proponent for holding an ISA World Congress on Japanese soil, his dream will come true in 2014. Michael Burawoy interviewed him in a Yokohama sushi bar on December 6, 2010.Global Dialogue No.3

Yazawa's Speech at the Gothenburg Congress
On the final day of the 2010 world congress of sociology, Gothenburg, Sweden, July 17 Sat., Shujiro YAZAWA, the president of the Japan Sociological Society, made a speech on the 2014 Yokohama Congress.


Yokohama : Harbor of the future

Located less than half an hour south of Tokyo by train, Yokohama is Japan’s second largest city and the capital of Kanagawa Prefecture. Yokohama is known for its international atmosphere, based on its unique history as Japan’s first “treaty port.” Towards the end of the Edo Period (1603-1867), during which Japan maintained a policy of self-isolation, Yokohama’s port was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1859. Consequently, Yokohama quickly grew from a small fishing village into one of Japan’s major cities. International settle- ments soon developed around the port, and the neighborhoods in these areas still retain a vibrant international feeling today.

Pacifico Yokohama
The congress venue, Pacifico Yokohama, is located in Minato Mirai 21, or “harbor of the future.” One of Yokohama’s newer attractions, Minato Mirai 21 is a seaside urban area in central Yokohama. A former shipyard remodeled into a new city center, Minato Mirai incorporates the best of “old and new Yokohama” while the waterfront buildings of the district form the distinctive skyline of new Yokohama. Among these creative buildings is the uniquely-shaped conference venue, Pacifico Yokohama, whose shape mirrors the fabulous seaside setting as it invokes nautical images: it could be a wave, a ship, or a sail. The wealth of attractions to be found in Minato Mirai include shopping centers, hotels, a convention center, an amusement park, hot spring baths, museums, and parks.
You will find that Yokohama is the ideal setting for observing and grasping the new reality of modernday Japan. Diversified cuisine, arts and culture, and a dynamic range of urban landscapes and changing communities can all be found in contemporary Yokohama. For your own sociological observations and experiences, Yokohama will make all the difference.

Yokohama Visitor's Guide
Portal Site of Yokohama City
History of Yokohama City
Weather in Yokohama
Living Guide for Foreign Residents