Asia Pacific / Crime & Legal Aug 12, 2019

Drunken Australian busted in Bali over rampage

An Australian tourist was arrested in Bali after a drunken rampage that saw him fly-kick a motorcyclist, damage a convenience store and break into a home where he assaulted the owner, police said. Nicholas Carr's alcohol-fueled campaign of destruction — caught in a now-viral video ...

Okinawa town adopts directive to promote <I>awamori</I> rice-based spirit

Business Jul 9, 2019

Okinawa town adopts directive to promote awamori rice-based spirit

A town assembly in Okinawa Prefecture on Tuesday unanimously adopted a directive to promote toasting with awamori, a rice-based distilled spirit, as part of efforts to revitalize the local economy. The "ordinance" implemented by the municipal assembly of Yonabaru is the first in the country ...

National Jun 8, 2019

JAL unit cancels two flights after pilot fails alcohol test

Japan Airlines group company Japan Transocean Air canceled two flights Saturday after alcohol was detected when a pilot was tested, JAL officials said. A total of 283 passengers were affected by the cancellation. According to JAL, the male pilot tested positive in the preflight alcohol test ...

Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

World / Science & Health May 23, 2019

Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels — some over 5,000 years old. Archaeologists and microbiologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority and four Israeli universities teamed up to study ...