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In line with growing moves to promote regional alcoholic beverages, the municipal assembly in Furano, Hokkaido, has passed an ordinance urging its residents to raise a toast with its local speciality: Furano wine.

According to the Tokyo-based Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association, the number of ordinances promoting local sake or “shochu” distilled spirits stood at about 30 in 2012.

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