Dec 4, 2016

Sake brewery to open shop in Paris with Robuchon

Asahi Shuzo Co., maker of popular Japanese sake brand Dassai, will open a shop in Paris as early as next spring in collaboration with renowned French chef Joel Robuchon. The Paris outlet will sell Dassai and operate a bar, with Robuchon to oversee a ...

The major changes that have hit the world of sake

Oct 14, 2016

The major changes that have hit the world of sake

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In early September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a change in international policy that will affect the way American consumers drink and buy sake. “Japanese sake” in the U.S. will now be protected under the Geographic Indicators laws — the same ones that ...

Japanese sake flows overseas as local market dries up

Oct 9, 2016

Japanese sake flows overseas as local market dries up

Ozawa Shuzo brewery hums with activity as boxed bottles of sake are loaded onto trucks. But with the domestic market shrinking, more and more of it is bound for burgeoning overseas markets where the centuries-old drink is all the rage. The small establishment has ...

Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

Aug 21, 2016

Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax

As part of the effort to boost regional economies, the Japan Tourism Agency plans to seek an exemption for domestically produced alcoholic drinks such as sake from the liquor tax when purchased by foreign tourists, agency officials said Saturday. The agency will call for ...

Tokyo serves up some frozen delights

Jul 22, 2016

Tokyo serves up some frozen delights

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Ice cream and gelato has been the go-to for cooling refreshments for centuries, evolving from the Romans eating fruit-juice flavored snow to the vanilla, chocolate chip and other popular dairy-rich products we see today. But who says we have to stick to the regular ...