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SAKE

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LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Aug 7, 2015
Experts assess the future of sake at Milan conference
On a sweltering summer afternoon in Milan, Japanese food enthusiasts meandered through the marble-lined halls of the Palazzo delle Stelline, a 17th-century landmark that faces the church that houses Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper." Inside, a group of Italians dressed in yukata (summer kimono) stopped...
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BUSINESS / Tech
Aug 3, 2015
'Masu' maker actualizes the warm glow of a cup of sake
A significant number of the exhibitors at the recent Maker Faire Tokyo, held at Tokyo Big Site, proved that traditions can be upgraded without shorting any circuits.
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Reference / SO WHAT THE HECK IS THAT
Jul 25, 2015
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LIFE / Language / MORNING ENGLISH
Jun 22, 2015
Let's discuss Japanese sake in the news
To differentiate it from foreign-brewed fare, the National Tax Agency is considering defining 'Japanese sake' as a home-brewed alcoholic drink made from Japanese-grown rice.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Jun 12, 2015
Tasting the many shades of Japan's regional sake
At the risk of sounding like a killjoy, I have to confess that drinks festivals rarely excite me. These events are often promoted as learning opportunities that can help you improve your tasting skills and discover new brands. While the lure of convenience (the chance to sample hundreds of varieties...
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JAPAN
Jun 10, 2015
Tax agency may narrow definition of 'Japanese sake'
The National Tax Agency is considering defining "Japanese sake" as a home-brewed alcoholic drink made from Japanese-grown rice in order to differentiate it from foreign-brewed sake, according to sources.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Jun 3, 2015
Here's hoping the ikumen fad fades as Japan ages like fine sake
When the Japanese media started to harp on about the fatigue emerging among ikumen — men who help their wives with child-rearing and other domestic duties — I just had to laugh. Being a Japanese sake brewer's husband, I was confident that I was streets ahead of these trendy men bragging about...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / NATURE'S PANTRY
May 29, 2015
Searching Kyoto for the holy grail of Japanese rice vinegar
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
May 1, 2015
Shinagawa Station's great wall of sake
Finding a new favorite izakaya tavern is always cause for celebration, especially if it happens to be on your way home. Better yet, if it offers good food and a great sake selection. Nurukan Sato Gotenyama Saryo ticks all of those boxes — just as long as "on your way home" involves passing through...
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Apr 10, 2015
Jimbocho Den brings hot sake and hanami to Shizuoka
On an evening in late March, a group of well-heeled guests arrive at the Nippondaira Hotel, on a high plateau in the center of Shizuoka City, for the fifth edition of Dining Out, a series of creative pop-up dinners held at various locations around the country. The theme this time was hanami — the tradition...
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JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Apr 4, 2015
Women's participation in elections questioned; sake labels mandatory; Tokyo bathhouses call for one-day lockout; automatic ticket gates employed
100 YEARS AGO
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Mar 10, 2015
G10 Sake Night washes down well at Tokyo's Bar Shampoo
It's Saturday night at Bar Shampoo, one of the roughly 200 tiny watering holes crammed into the Golden Gai district of Shinjuku, and Takashi Goto is setting up for G10 Sake Night, the popup event he's hosted every weekend since June.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Feb 17, 2015
A little shiokara goes a long way at Surugaya Kahei
The specialty at this little counter-type sake bar is shiokara, the salty, odoriferous innards of assorted seafood.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Jan 13, 2015
Research institute makes sake a little easier to understand
For the past few years, I've harbored a secret dream — an extremely nerdy ambition unlikely to be shared by anyone other than the hardest of hard-core sake and wine geeks. That dream is to become a master taster.
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JAPAN
Dec 28, 2014
Aloha spirit churned out by 'shochu' venture
In a self-built single-room facility in the small North Shore beach town of Haleiwa, Hawaii, Ken Hirata is distilling a unique kind of liquor.
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JAPAN / CHUBU CONNECTION
Dec 26, 2014
Carnations inspire creation of unique bubbly in Nagoya
Talk about bouquet. Meijo University in Nagoya has produced sparkling wine from grapes and yeast derived from carnations.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Nov 4, 2014
Nakamura Shokudo: Eclectic izakaya dining in Akasaka
If you're after sushi, tempura or yakitori, you head for a specialist restaurant. The same goes for eel, tonkatsu pork or wagyū beef. But what if you'd rather mix it up at dinnertime with a more eclectic selection of foods? No problem. Just head to a good izakaya.
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JAPAN
Oct 30, 2014
Sake brewer aims to build on Fukui's bonds with Israel
A sake brewery in Fukui Prefecture is looking to bring the taste of rice wine to Israel to strengthen relations with a prefecture that has strong historical links to the Jewish nation, links that date back to the 1940s.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KANPAI CULTURE
Oct 7, 2014
Selling the Italians on sake, 'the wine of Japan'
At 4:30 p.m. on a Sunday in Milan — the height of the aperitivo hour — the courtyard of the stately Chiostri dell'Umanitaria building was filled with people sipping drinks.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / KYOTO RESTAURANTS
Sep 9, 2014
Soba Rojina: Noodles handmade with care
Soba Rojina opened earlier this summer, and in a few short months it has garnered a reputation for its high-quality handmade soba. It's a busy spot and food takes time to arrive — not too long, but longer than some people might want to wait during the precious lunch hour.

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