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Atsushi Murakami, 58, is a researcher with Kirin Brewery and creator of the Murakami Seven hop variety. He has published peer-reviewed studies on the molecular phylogeny and genetics of wild hops, and acts as an adviser to BrewGood, a community-building social initiative in Tono, Iwate Prefecture. He also runs Brew Note Tono, a jazz vinyl bar located in a reformed storehouse.

1. Where were you born? Shiwa-cho, Iwate. It’s about an hour’s drive from my jazz bar (Brew Note Tono).

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