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For Peter Brieger's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japanese whiskey makers in high spirits as accolades roll in

Sep 12, 2014

Japanese whiskey makers in high spirits as accolades roll in

When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped in to rescue the doomed distillery’s whiskey stock and then struck out on his own. A little over a decade later, the 10-person operation is ...

Japan set to take a gamble on casinos

Jun 10, 2013

Japan set to take a gamble on casinos

A group of Japanese lawmakers is close to hitting the jackpot in their bid to legalize casinos, betting the revenue bonanza could challenge Macau for the title of global gaming powerhouse.

Whale institute still justifying lethal research

Apr 6, 2013

Whale institute still justifying lethal research

The Institute of Cetacean Research can be found in a nondescript white brick office building in Tokyo’s port district. Down a hallway and through an unmarked door is a small lobby with a model ship, a poster showing various whale species, and a sign ...

787 scare poses threat to suppliers

Jan 18, 2013

787 scare poses threat to suppliers

The grounding of two Dreamliner fleets Wednesday not only dents the reputation of U.S. aviation giant Boeing Co. but also threatens to deal a blow to Japanese firms that make around a third of the aircraft, analysts said. Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways ...