Mar 24, 2016

Flaws found in scientific case for moderate drinking

It is an irresistible headline: People who drink alcohol in moderation actually live longer than those who abstain entirely. Counterintuitive studies that show the purported benefits of a drink or two a day prompt flurries of bright news reports. You can hear the glasses ...

Starbucks to offer alcohol at Marunouchi outlet

Mar 16, 2016

Starbucks to offer alcohol at Marunouchi outlet

Starbucks Coffee Japan Ltd. said Wednesday that it will sell alcoholic beverages, including wine and beer, at an outlet in the Marunouchi business district in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward from March 30. Through the service, dubbed Starbucks Evenings, the company hopes to attract more after-work-hours ...

Feb 8, 2016

26 Indonesians die after drinking bootleg alcohol

More than two dozen Indonesians in central Java have died after drinking bootleg alcohol, police said Monday. Investigators said a majority of the victims died after purchasing homemade liquor from a couple in Sleman, a town north of Yogyakarta city, local police said. “Most ...

North Korea says it's brewing 'hangover-free' alcohol

Jan 20, 2016

North Korea says it's brewing 'hangover-free' alcohol

North Korea has created a hangover-free liquor that is between 30 and 40 percent alcohol but leaves you clear-headed in the morning, according to state media. A recent edition of the Pyongyang Times said the drink, Koryo Liquor, used a cunning combination of six-year-old, ...

'Tis the season for Japan's handy hangover cures

Jan 4, 2016

'Tis the season for Japan's handy hangover cures

Makoto Yamauchi is taking comfort in a dizzying array of hangover cures, from clam elixirs to turmeric tonics, as Japan’s new year party season gets into full swing. The bottled drinks are a multimillion-dollar business in Japan and ’tis the season for recovery tonics ...