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Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

Jun 2, 2018

Top Iwate brewery turns to AI for high-tech assist with sake

An award-winning sake brewery in the Tohoku region is eyeing a new approach to sake production that uses artificial intelligence to assist skilled workers. Nanbu Bijin Co. in Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture, is developing an AI tool to find the best time to drain water in ...

Mar 26, 2018

Niigata University to launch new course on sake

Niigata University will offer from April a comprehensive course on local specialty sake, covering its history, culture and production methods and aiming to open up a new field of academic study. The university in Niigata Prefecture hopes to nurture young sake brewers and entrepreneurs, and ...

Japan turns the tables on France with sake nouveau

Feb 17, 2018

Japan turns the tables on France with sake nouveau

For decades, France has exported millions of bottles of Beaujolais to Japan every November, with some people celebrating its arrival by literally bathing in the fruity red wine. Now, Japanese produces of rice wine hope to turn the tide by bringing "sake nouveau" to ...