Cherry blossom season is upon us, meaning it’s time to overindulge in some brews while sprawled out in a park. But who wants to deal with the health-related guilt that comes with Japan’s silly season?

Asahi sees your dilemma, and has introduced The Dream, which offers 50 percent less sugar than your usual hoppy beverage. This drink (¥223) manages to taste similar enough to the regular Asahi Super Dry variety, so if you want to be slightly more mindful of your body without missing out on the good times, this is for you. Just don’t expect anything special.

In line with COVID-19 guidelines, the government is strongly requesting that residents and visitors exercise caution if they choose to visit bars, restaurants, music venues and other public spaces.

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