Tag - alcohol



Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 18, 2016
In Belgian lab, the quest for the perfect beer yeast
Belgium famously produces hundreds of different beers, but that is nothing compared to the varieties of yeast used to make them — around 30,000 are kept on ice at just one laboratory by scientists seeking the perfect ingredient for the perfect brew.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 29, 2016
Scottish police pull two United Airlines pilots off cockpit on alcohol charges
Two United Airlines pilots were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol in Scotland on Saturday as they were about to fly to the United States, police and the airline said.
Jun 28, 2016
U.S. sailors in Japan once more allowed on the town after bar ban lifted
Bars near U.S. naval bases in Japan expect business to return to normal now that an in-town drinking ban for sailors has been lifted.
Japan Times
Jun 17, 2016
U.S. Navy alcohol ban hurting Yokosuka bar operators
The U.S. Navy partially lifted an alcohol ban for sailors in Japan on Thursday but kept in place an order banning them from drinking in bars off base.
Jun 16, 2016
Alcohol de-glamorization and accountability
Drinking by high-ranking U.S. officers and events where alcohol is featured work at cross-purposes to the military's message of temperance.
Japan Times
Jun 10, 2016
U.S. Navy lifts order confining sailors to bases, but alcohol ban remains
The U.S. Navy on Friday lifted a restriction confining sailors to bases while off duty, four days after it curtailed their liberty following a drunken-driving incident in Okinawa.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 2, 2016
The scourge of binge drinking on youth
As the new academic year begins, Masami Ito looks at efforts that are being made to prevent young people from drinking heavily in group settings.
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 24, 2016
Flaws found in scientific case for moderate drinking
It is an irresistible headline: People who drink alcohol in moderation actually live longer than those who abstain entirely. Counterintuitive studies that show the purported benefits of a drink or two a day prompt flurries of bright news reports. You can hear the glasses clinking.
Jan 23, 2016
Driving a man to drink
Do you why he got divorced?
Japan Times
Dec 5, 2015
Germans torpedo Yasaka Maru; Men spending more on booze; Japan, ROK restore ties; South Korea to allow singing in Japanese
100 YEARS AGOFriday, Dec. 24, 1915
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 13, 2015
'Smallest whisky distiller' in Japan thinks big for the future
The "smallest distiller in Japan" operating on a mountainous site about 100 km northwest of Tokyo has won recognition from whisky lovers at home and abroad.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 16, 2015
Suntory to dissolve joint beer venture with China's Tsingtao
Suntory Holdings Ltd. plans to dissolve its joint beer venture with China's Tsingtao Brewery Co. in the first half of next year to reallocate its resources amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy, company sources said Friday.
Sep 5, 2015
Alaska woman steals police car with husband handcuffed on back seat
An Alaska woman accused of stealing a police car with her husband handcuffed in the back seat faces several charges including theft and hindering prosecution, troopers said Friday.
Aug 29, 2015
Bottle of Japanese whisky fetches record $118,500 at auction in Hong Kong
A bottle of 1960 Karuizawa whisky sold for 918,750 Hong Kong dollars ($118,500) at Bonhams in Hong Kong on Friday, setting an auction record for a Japanese whisky.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 13, 2015
Japanese sake brewers step up U.S. production in response to growing demand
Major Japanese sake brewers are stepping up U.S. production and considering further expanding capacity as their local units introduce new varieties that meet American tastes and complement Japanese cuisine.
Japan Times
Aug 11, 2015
Comrade capitalism: North Korea seeks investors for brewery
For the boldest frontier market investor: North Korea is looking to raise $39 million from foreign investors to fund a new brewery in Wonsan, an eastern port city where leader Kim Jong Un has big development ambitions.
Japan Times
Aug 1, 2015
Wine joins whisky in Japan's 'Napa Valley'
The small town of Yoichi in Hokkaido has become famous recently as the setting for much of an NHK TV series titled "Massan" that was screened every day, Monday to Saturday, from September 2014 to March this year.
May 12, 2015
Protecting small liquor shops
The LDP should tread carefully in its effort to tighten liquor sales regulations.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
May 8, 2015
Japan's craft beer mug runneth over
Tatsuo Aoki's low-key Tokyo bar, Popeye, has become a destination for beer fanatics from around the country. They make the pilgrimage to sample Hokkaido ales and Shizuoka stouts, or for an impromptu lecture from Aoki on hops and yeast.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Apr 14, 2015
Indonesian lawmakers propose bill to ban alcohol consumption
Two Islamic parties have proposed laws to ban all alcohol consumption and bring jail terms of up to two years for offenders in Indonesia, home to the world's largest Muslim population, the Jakarta Post reported Tuesday.


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