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ALCOHOL

Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Mar 9, 2022
A Kobe farmers market opens Tha Door for craft beer-loving couple
Momentum was building around In Tha Door Brewing's collaborations but it wasn't until 2018 when the Nakatos decided something more formal was needed.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / New Wine Frontier
Feb 19, 2022
Snow country wine: Old vines and new vision
A senior vintner stakes his future on uprooting the past, while his daughter embraces the past to forge an exciting future.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Jan 29, 2022
Whisky to join gin on the menu at Niseko Distillery
Distillery's Ohoro Gin takes inspiration from its northern surroundings, the name even coming from the Ainu language.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / New Wine Frontier
Jan 23, 2022
Funky Chateau: Straight from the gospel of natural winemaking
Toyohiko and Michiko Kanehashi were told their vines would die if they didn't fertilize. On the contrary, going natural sets Funky Chateau wines apart from the pack.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 21, 2022
This ancient brew has retro appeal in South Korea
South Korea's craft makgeolli revival has been underway for at least a decade, but the drink's popularity took on new dimensions during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 10, 2022
World gets taste for Japanese gin as exports hit record high in 2021
The export value in the first 10 months of 2021 surpassed the revenues logged during the entire year of 2019, the previous record.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 9, 2022
The lines blur at Hakone’s Bar Hotel
The Bar Hotel Hakone Kazan can be viewed as a bar-themed hotel or a hotel-themed bar. Staying there is a luxurious experience either way.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 6, 2022
Japan’s beloved Super Dry beer to get first-ever recipe change
The company claims the new formula, which will go on sale next month, will improve the drinkability and aroma of the beverage while maintaining its hallmark crispness.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Dec 26, 2021
Brewer and chef team up for an adventure in 'Saketronomy'
Naohiko Noguchi collaborations aim to present Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture, as a destination for gastronomic adventures.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / New Wine Frontier
Dec 12, 2021
Azucca e Azucco: Expressing local terroir in the shadow of an automotive giant
Vintner Daisuke Suzaki says he didn't see the point of hunting for the ideal terrain to start his winery. Instead, he welcomed the challenge of starting one on his home turf.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Dec 8, 2021
Two Tokyo bars make the World’s Best 50 List
It's award season for the world's food and drink establishments, and venues in Tokyo continue to be rewarded.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 30, 2021
Drinking with colleagues loses appeal for Japanese workers amid pandemic
60% of respondents to a survey see the long-standing practice, which is seen as a way to deepen ties, as 'unnecessary.'
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Food Sustainability in Japan
Nov 20, 2021
Miyazaki distiller sees the potential in hyper-local, sustainable shōchū
The Watanabe Distillery is a small, family-run business that was founded in 1914 and now produces about 50,000 liters of shu014dchu016b per year.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 14, 2021
Resurrecting the tachibana, Japan’s oldest native citrus
Once revered as “the fruit of immortality,” the tachibana has long fallen out of culinary favor. The Nara Tachibana Project hopes to save it from endangerment.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Nov 13, 2021
Think pizza and beer can’t be high-end? The Pizza Bar on 38th says think again.
From November, the acclaimed pizzeria is offering special set menus pairing seasonal pizzas with locally produced wines and beer.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / New Wine Frontier
Nov 6, 2021
On the slopes of Yamanashi, Domaine Mie Ikeno puts nature in a bottle
The first woman to establish a domaine in Japan, vintner Mie Ikeno cut her teeth in France before returning to carve out her own niche (and producing some highly sought-after wines).
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Nov 1, 2021
Japan's repeat drunken drivers stay on the road as doctors hesitate to suspend licenses
While doctors worry about the impact such moves would have on their patients' lives, those struggling with alcoholism are left to cause harm to themselves and others.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 23, 2021
47 trainee police in Hyogo punished over underage drinking and smoking
The trainee officers at a police academy in western Japan have been subjected to up to three months of disciplinary action.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 11, 2021
Inagora begins Saburomaru Japanese whisky sales on China's Tmall
According to a report released by Japan's National Tax Agency, whisky exports in 2020 grew 39.4% from the previous year, with those to China topping the country-by-country list.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / New Wine Frontier
Oct 10, 2021
Japan’s newest generation of vintners are launching a wine revolution
Forget its reputation for cloying sweetness. A group of pioneers on a quest for perfection are putting Japanese wines on the global map.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
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