Japan's craft beer mug runneth over

May 8, 2015

Japan's craft beer mug runneth over

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Tatsuo Aoki’s low-key Tokyo bar, Popeye, has become a destination for beer fanatics from around the country. They make the pilgrimage to sample Hokkaido ales and Shizuoka stouts, or for an impromptu lecture from Aoki on hops and yeast. He’s part of a nationwide ...

Sake helps spread Japanese culture globally

| May 3, 2015

Sake helps spread Japanese culture globally

Japanese people have been sake drinkers since ancient times. Throughout the history of rice cultivation, sake production went through a number of trials and errors before evolving into what it is today. However, the volume of sake produced in 2013 was 446,435 kl, which ...