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JAPAN / DAVOS SPECIAL 2013
Jan 23, 2013
Looking to bring Japan's tastes to new markets through sake
As people across the globe toasted the New Year this month, Japan's sake brewers had another reason to celebrate. The industry saw modest increases in sake sales, offering a glimmer of hope to producers who have watched consumption decline since the late 1970s. According to the Japanese Sake and Shochu...
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 21, 2012
Sake tastings mark the arrival of fall
Sake lovers eagerly await the coming of autumn, when spring's brash young brews begin to mellow and develop complexity. Unsurprisingly, this season is prime time for tastings, and October means sake events all over Japan.
EDITORIALS
Jun 20, 2012
Sake makes a comeback
Japanese traditional sake had a resurgence in 2011, with drinkers consuming more than in 2010. After hitting a peak in the mid-1970s, consumption gradually fell to a third. Last year, though, saw a return of enthusiasm for sake as a way of supporting Tohoku, a region with three major sake-producing prefectures:...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Feb 10, 2012
New to sake? Here's where to start
"Is it always this crowded?" I ask a happi-coat-clad clerk at the Meishu Center sake shop in Hamamatsucho, as she pours me three glasses of sake from hefty, 1.5-liter isshōbin bottles.
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 30, 2011
Sake circle raises a glass for Tohoku victims
A buzzy atmosphere of excitement hung in the air as sake fans lined up for the Wa ni Naro Nihonshu charity sake tasting last Friday afternoon. As attendees streamed through the front doors of Tokyo Dome City's vast Prism Hall, gasps of astonishment mingled with the spirited rhythms of live taiko drumming...
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Jul 29, 2011
Sake sisters are brewing it for themselves
For most of its thousand-year history, sake has been a man's world. Even as recently as 30 years ago, women were forbidden to enter some breweries, but today's pioneering lady brewers and brewery heads are teaching the industry to embrace its feminine side.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jun 17, 2011
Kamozou: A traditional cure for the rainy-season blues
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 10, 2011
Bringing nihonshu into the mix
Purists will surely balk, but some alcohol companies are hoping the sake cocktail catches on with a new generation, like the highball before it.
EDITORIALS
May 3, 2011
Mental care for children
Many schools in areas devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami have started the new school year. Some schools, though, have no choice except to begin classes in early May because school buildings were damaged or were being used as temporary shelters for disaster survivors.
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JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 21, 2011
Thirst growing overseas for nihonshu
Last year more nihonshu than ever was shipped overseas. From Seoul to San Francisco, tipplers are saying kampai to sake.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Nov 5, 2010
Kamo-shabu Chikutei: Putting the duck into shabu-shabu
There's no mystery as to what's on the menu at Kamo-shabu Chikutei. Even if you didn't know that "kamo" means "duck," the lamps at the entrance with their stylized image of a mallard in flight give the game away.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 3, 2010
Japan by the numbers (11.3.10)
As the temperature drops, we look at the numbers behind warm winter drinks, stay-at-home activities and fiery women.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jun 18, 2010
Nozaki Sakaten: Fine sake served with enthusiasm
To enter the warren of low-rise, low-rent back streets southwest of Shinbashi Station is to venture well off the gourmet beaten track. These few blocks around Karasumori Shrine are known for carousing, not fine dining. But at least there is plenty of good sake to imbibe — once you have found your way...
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Apr 4, 2009
Nihonshu evangelist preaches heady mix of culture, taste
John Gauntner appreciates a great destination, but for him, it's really about the journey. With five books published on sake, and as the only non-Japanese to be recognized as a kikizake meijin (accomplished sake taster) for accuracy in sake tasting, Gauntner is widely considered the leading English-speaking...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / LIQUID CULTURE
Nov 28, 2008
Brown rice befits chef's cake, beer
"He was a wise man who invented beer," said Plato. It wasn't his greatest line, but it sets this story up nicely: the tale of a talented man who sort of reinvented beer.
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LIFE / Travel / HOTELS & RESTAURANTS
Jun 6, 2008
"Spa for papa," rooftop beers in Kyoto and the world's largest sake fair
Spa vacation for dad's special day For Father's Day on June 15, the Mandarin Oriental Tokyo has prepared a gift ticket package that will give dads time to relax, get rid of their daily stress and check out how healthy, or unhealthy, their lifestyles are.
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Apr 18, 2008
Kurosawa: Hand-rolled soba — the director's cut
The word tsu (connoisseur) is often bandied around when talking about Japanese cuisine. Originally denoting a general savoir-faire in worldly matters — most especially in the pleasure quarters — it is now widely used for those who know their food and drink.
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Mar 23, 2008
You'd have to be drunk to be fooled by Japan's booze commercials
A few weeks ago the Asahi Shimbun printed a letter from a 59-year-old man who complained about a TV commercial for Kirin's Tanrei, one of those beerlike beverages known as happoshu. In the spot, world-famous alpinist Ken Noguchi is seen climbing a mountain, the Gipsy Kings howling away on the soundtrack....
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LIFE / Food & Drink
Feb 29, 2008
Daiginjo — the peak of the brewing season
Look at the labels of pricier sake and you will almost certainly find the word ginjo.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Feb 1, 2008
Yoshiume: Simmering over a nabe hot pot
The sleet was lashing down, the wind whipping off Tokyo Bay as we trudged the streets of Ningyocho, eastern Nihonbashi, in search of dinner. Appalling conditions, certainly, but worth braving for the down-home charms of an evening at Yoshiume.

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