METI plans bilingual app that scans sake labels

Jun 28, 2015

METI plans bilingual app that scans sake labels

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry plans to develop a free smartphone app that scans sake labels to provide information in Japanese and English. The app will display such data as alcohol content, the variety of rice used and recommended drinking temperatures, as ...

Tax agency may narrow definition of 'Japanese sake'

Jun 10, 2015

Tax agency may narrow definition of 'Japanese sake'

The National Tax Agency is considering defining “Japanese sake” as a home-brewed alcoholic drink made from Japanese-grown rice in order to differentiate it from foreign-brewed sake, according to sources. The agency is mulling the definition to improve the brand of Japanese sake and help ...