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Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Mar 7, 2020
Nagayamahonke Shuzojo: Sake with terroir takes root in Yamaguchi
At sake brewery, Nagayamahonke Shuzojo, brewer Takahiro Nagayama prioritizes organic rice, water and sustainability over technology. The result: sake with distinct local flavor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 26, 2020
Foreign diplomats introduced to sake-making in bid to promote Japan's national beverage
Foreign diplomats in Japan have toured a sake brewery near Tokyo to study how the beverage is made in a project the government and the sake industry hope will promote the traditional rice wine overseas.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Jan 11, 2020
Young brewers, new sake and classic flavors
Sake is enjoying a new wave of popularity, thanks to improvements in quality, an ever-expanding variety of styles and the spread of sake education programs. Now, younger brewers are being encouraged to enter the market.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Jan 4, 2020
Taishu Sakaba Raincolor: Start the decade with the down-home and delicious
The first meal of the year is always important. When it's the first of the decade, though, it surely takes on even weightier significance. So what's it to be? Fine dining or casual? Traditional or contemporary? Homegrown Japanese, something from overseas or perhaps some nifty fusion? Wait, don't overthink...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 3, 2020
Japan mulls adding culinary masters to list of 'living national treasures' to increase tourism and exports
The government is considering designating highly skilled masters of Japanese cuisine and sake brewing as "living national treasures," a title currently limited to performers and experts skilled in traditional arts and crafts, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 3, 2019
Fukushima launches first sake promotion event in New York
The Fukushima Prefectural Government launched a weeklong sake promotion event in New York City on Monday, hoping to boost recognition of its Japanese rice wine among U.S. consumers amid a sales slump in the domestic market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 27, 2019
Japan weighs plans to issue new licenses to export sake
The government and ruling bloc are discussing plans to allow the issuing of new licenses for the production of sake meant for export amid the growing popularity of the drink overseas, according to informed sources.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Nov 23, 2019
Joetsu: A historic town braces for the first snowfall of winter
Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, might be most famous for its snowfall and skiing, but it also has a long history of local sweets, sake and even samurai.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 22, 2019
Sake from Abe's home prefecture served at controversial Tokyo cherry blossom party
Dassai sake from Yamaguchi Prefecture, where Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's constituency is located, was used at the annual state-funded cherry blossom-viewing party that's now the subject of intense scrutiny, it was learned Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 12, 2019
Sake pours into China amid shrinking consumption in Japan
Japanese sake sellers are looking to tap into China's growing taste for traditional rice wine to counter its falling consumption back home.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Nov 9, 2019
Sanbun: The simple joy of sipping a midday sake
It's trickier than you might expect to find a good sake bar where you can order a glass or two before sundown. Luckily, there's standing bar Sanbun to fill that gap.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Oct 12, 2019
An unexpected synergy of sake and wagyu
Innovative sake company Nihonshu Oendan has teamed up with Yakiniku Yazawa to pair its junmai daiginju014d sake with wagyu beef.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / RECENTLY PUBLISHED BOOKS ABOUT JAPAN
Oct 6, 2019
'The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks': A compendium of Japan's alcohol traditions
Stephen Lyman and Chris Bunting's 'The Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks' is a beautiful, carefully put together coffee-table book full of insights, anecdotes and thirst-inducing pictures of Japan's various alcohols.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Sep 28, 2019
Kokushu Sakaba: Knock back a glass of Saga kokushu, then try 199 more
In Kyushu, a region famed for distilleries rather than brewing, Saga is the odd prefecture out. More sake is consumed there — and less shōchū — than anywhere else in southwest Japan. And that is all the more reason for discovering Kokushu Sakaba, a sparkling new standing-only bar that has recently...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Sep 21, 2019
Yanagi Koji Taka: An intimate, unfussy standing bar with a tapas vibe
After cooking in Italy, Australia and Denmark for over a decade, kaiseki chef Taka Nishimura returned to Kyoto to open Yanagi Koji Taka, a small, local joint with a menu of perfectly executed bar food.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 14, 2019
KitKat and yuzu help put Kochi sake on the map
Nestle Japan recently released the third in its line of sake-inspired chocolates, the KitKat Mini Yuzushu Bijofu, which uses yuzu citrus liqueur from Kochi Prefecture.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 10, 2019
Japan tax agency launches sake branding panel featuring former soccer pro Hidetoshi Nakata
The National Tax Agency has created an expert panel tasked with coming up with a branding strategy to boost exports of sake.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 5, 2019
Event held in India to promote sake and other Japanese alcoholic drinks
An event to introduce Japanese alcoholic beverages such as sake rice wine and shōchū distilled spirits to Indian distributors and hotel officials was held Wednesday at the Japanese Embassy in New Delhi.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Aug 3, 2019
Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery puts a twist on Kanazawa culture
Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery has focused on high-quality sake and capitalized on Kanazawa's rich history and culture to stay relevant in a competitive market.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Jul 13, 2019
Yamagata sake shines on the international stage
On a recent balmy evening, representatives from nine sake breweries in Yamagata Prefecture, clad in understated kimono, bow modestly onstage amid the glow of pink and lavender lights. The bling-drenched ballroom also boasts gold-covered walls and a bold red carpet adorned with a dizzying pattern of colorful...

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