Le prix du meilleur article de la SASE/FFJ 2012 récompensant le meilleur article sur les capitalismes asiatiques est attribué à :
Sota KATO (International University of Japan) pour son article "Valley of Institutional Change: Japanese Political Economy 1990-2005"
After earning a law degree from the University of Tokyo, Sota KATO joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry in 1991. Served as assistant director for Aircraft and Defense Industries and deputy director for the International Economic Division (MITI) and senior fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry. He received an MBA (with honors) from Harvard Business School and PhD in political science from the University of Michigan. He is concurrently a professor at the International University of Japan.