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ALCOHOL

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.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Oct 9, 2021
For Japan’s Champagne lovers, every day is now a cause for celebration
Forget about unsatisfying mocktail pairings: With Tokyo's state of emergency over, it's time to bust out the bubbles. For the best Champagne cart around, head to Sezanne.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 3, 2021
Transforming Tono from hop heartland to boutique beer destination
A community group called Brewing Tono is helping local hop farmers and innovative brewpubs put this Iwate Prefecture town on the craft beer map.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Oct 2, 2021
An Com: Modern Vietnamese meets modern sake
An Com takes the beguiling flavors of Vietnam and reinterprets them with Japanese inflections, giving its dishes a sophistication that feels entirely suited for its contemporary setting.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 11, 2021
Behind the ‘closed’ doors of Tokyo’s bars, alcohol is still flowing
A pervasive but hushed rebellion is happening across the city. Whether they accepted subsidies or not, bars operating as semi-secret COVID-era speakeasies are everywhere.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 4, 2021
Japanese shōchū distilleries branch out with botanicals
Long-established breweries have started to branch out into the Western spirits of absinthe and gin, making use of the rich variety of local fruits, herbs and other botanicals.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Aug 21, 2021
Teetotal no more and order craft alcohol online
The state of emergency may be ongoing, but you can still support Japanese sake and cocktail producers from home by ordering craft alcohol online.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Aug 14, 2021
How to stock your home bar (with a Japanese twist)
It's quasi-prohibition time once more in much of Japan, and if ever there were a time to build a home bar, it's now. Here's how to get started, with tips from some of Japan's best bartenders
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 11, 2021
China anti-graft watchdog calls for curbs on business drinking
China should reduce business drinking and replace it with "correct values,” the Chinese Communist Party’s anti-corruption watchdog said in a commentary on a sexual assault case involving employees with Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 10, 2021
Beverage-makers target high-end spirits for post-pandemic growth
Drink companies are seeking M&A opportunities because sales of higher-priced drinks are expected to grow more than moderately priced beverages in the next five years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 2, 2021
Japan expands COVID-19 state of emergency to Osaka and areas around Tokyo
The government of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has added Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama and Osaka prefectures to areas under the emergency from Monday through Aug. 31.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 31, 2021
More women are (finally) calling the shots for whiskey
In the American whiskey business, women have long played a quiet and underappreciated role. But in the past few years, they've started to take on leadership roles in production.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / Destination Restaurants 2021
Jul 17, 2021
Tonoya Yo: Japan's fermentation fundamentals, made modern
Chef, brewmaster and hotelier Yotaro Sasaki takes locally grown Tono rice and traditional fermented fare to new culinary heights.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 14, 2021
Alcohol sales controversy compounds Suga's political woes
Amid questions over the legality of the move, the government has retracted a request for suppliers to halt sales to outlets violating an alcohol sales ban during Tokyo's state of emergency.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 13, 2021
Japan's top COVID-19 official faces calls to quit over pressure on private sector
Yasutoshi Nishimura had said the government would pressure banks and liquor retailers to rein in restaurants that are flouting alcohol guidelines amid a COVID-19 state of emergency.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jun 27, 2021
Olympics may bring more risks than economic benefits for Japan
Some economists are concerned that the economy could receive a heavy blow from the postponed Olympics depending on whether Japan can keep the spread of the virus in check.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2021
Tokyo Games organizers backtrack, banning alcohol at Olympic venues
Organizers had earlier been considering a plan to allow alcoholic drinks at games venues starting in about a month, with some restrictions, including time limits, for selling them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 22, 2021
Tokyo Olympics organizers backtrack on plan to sell alcohol at venues
The about-face came after withering criticism from the public, medical experts and both ruling and opposition lawmakers.

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