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Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Jun 10, 2017
Association aims to raise the profile of sparkling sake
Around the world, the sound of popping corks brings just one thing to mind — Champagne. However, a new organization of sake producers is working to tweak that image.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2017
Niigata teams with university, brewers to promote local sake at home, abroad
Major sake producing region Niigata is stepping up efforts to promote its sake brands locally and abroad with plans to establish a new sake course at the local university.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Apr 8, 2017
Japanese sake startup finds way to float in sinking industry
Entrepreneur Nao Kohara sits at a table in his favorite neighborhood bar, checking emails on his laptop computer and sipping a glass of sake.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Apr 1, 2017
Craft Sake Week set to bloom in Tokyo's Roppongi Hills
Sake and sakura. Cherry blossom and Japan's traditional tipple make for a heady combination, wherever you put them together.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Mar 10, 2017
Hidehiko Ishizuka takes his love of sake on tour in streaming TV series
Gourmandizing television personality Hidehiko Ishizuka has a famously large appetite. Apparently, the portly comedian also has a taste for Japanese sake. On a clear February afternoon in the sake-producing region of Fushimi, just south of Kyoto, a camera crew forms a tight circle around Ishizuka as he...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Mar 10, 2017
Asano: Sake tasting as an antidote for the shopping blues
This one is for the shoppers, or for those who have to go shopping but would rather be drinking sake. On the ground floor of Kyoto Aeon Mall, directly behind Kyoto Station, and just beyond the cash registers at Kohyo supermarket, you'll find Asano, a sake shop that has a small counter where they serve...
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Feb 25, 2017
Sake brewer Philip Harper: 'You need to learn humility in the face of nature'
British native on the need for patience during the brewing process.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Feb 10, 2017
Sake sommelier unlocks the fun of 'nihonshu' for visitors from abroad
Every week, sake sommelier Satoko Utsugi leads groups of overseas visitors past the Fukagawa Fudosan Temple and along a shopping street in Tokyo's downtown neighborhood of Monzen-Nakacho.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Feb 3, 2017
Hotaru: Tokyo's first and only sake brew-pub
Uchi-Kanda has always been one of Tokyo's most colorful carousing districts. Just to the north of buttoned-up Otemachi and Marunouchi, its narrow streets are lined with low-budget eateries and boisterous izakaya taverns. Hotaru fits in perfectly but with one key distinction: It is Tokyo's first (and...
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Jan 6, 2017
Richie Hawtin: Pairing Japan's best sake with techno
Richie Hawtin needs no introduction to anyone familiar with electronic music. For 25 years, this Berlin-based, English-Canadian DJ has been at the forefront of techno and he continues to play at major music and art events around the planet.
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Jan 1, 2017
Getting out to ring in the new year
New Year's is one of the best times of the year when one can relax with family and friends. But for those who prefer to go out and enjoy the festive season, there are numerous exciting events going on. Here are some ways to spend quality time in Tokyo during the New Year's holidays.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Dec 9, 2016
Tokyo's progressive French restaurants are developing a taste for sake
The first time I drank sake at a non-Japanese restaurant was nearly seven years ago at Coi, a Michelin-starred establishment in San Francisco that serves modern Californian cuisine. I had opted for the beverage-pairing course, and the drink came with a dish of tofu mousseline in a thickened mushroom...
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 4, 2016
Sake brewery to open shop in Paris with Robuchon
Asahi Shuzo Co., maker of popular Japanese sake brand Dassai, will open a shop in Paris as early as next spring in collaboration with renowned French chef Joel Robuchon.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Nov 4, 2016
Gem by Moto: Simple, stylish and seasonal — with sake to match
Whenever you find a place that serves good sake, there is a high chance it has quality food, too. No matter if it's an upscale Japanese restaurant, a down-home izakaya tavern or an obscure bar for sake geeks, this rule of thumb rarely fails. It certainly applies at Gem by Moto.
Japan Times
JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Oct 17, 2016
Tokai breweries rush to fill surprising demand for 'amazake'
Amid the increasing popularity of amazake, a traditional sweet non- or low-alcohol sake made from fermented rice, breweries and retailers in the Tokai region are boosting production and sales ahead of winter, when demand surges.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Oct 14, 2016
The major changes that have hit the world of sake
In early September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a change in international policy that will affect the way American consumers drink and buy sake.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Oct 7, 2016
Rating, ranking — and ruining? — Japanese sake
On Aug. 31, the Wine Advocate, a publication started by the influential U.S.-based wine critic Robert Parker, released its first "official" ratings guide to sake with reviews written by Chinese critic Liwen Hao. Parker, who gained fame for creating the 100-point scoring system widely used to rate wines,...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 21, 2016
Japan may exempt foreign tourists from liquor tax
As part of the effort to boost regional economies, the Japan Tourism Agency plans to seek an exemption for domestically produced alcoholic drinks such as sake from the liquor tax when purchased by foreign tourists, agency officials said Saturday.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 18, 2016
Major sake brewer plans free tours for foreign tourists at new factory
Major sake brewer Kizakura Co. said on Thursday that it will provide free guided tours to foreign tourists at a new factory it plans to open next week to raise its brand recognition abroad and promote exports.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Aug 12, 2016
Sake Competition sets the standard for new enthusiasts
On July 29, Iwao Niizawa, the fifth-generation president of Niizawa Jozoten in Miyagi Prefecture, was one of six brewers to claim prizes at the 2016 Sake Competition awards ceremony that took place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Tokyo. His Atago no Matsu Tokubetsu Junmai topped the list in the contest's...

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