session application deadlines
Here is the list of session application deadlines for WCS2014(as of January 24, 2013).
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.
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