Oct 22, 2015

Japan to boost protection of names of liquor-producing regions

The government said Wednesday it will expand the scope of the system to protect producing-area names of liquors as intellectual properties to enhance their brand power amid growing global demand for Japanese sake and shochu distilled spirits, sources said. Japanese beer and liqueur, including umeshu, ...

Kagoshima 'shochu' makers seek growth via H.K. fair

/ Nov 8, 2013

Kagoshima 'shochu' makers seek growth via H.K. fair

Nine makers of "shochu" distilled liquor in Kagoshima Prefecture are pitching their products to a wider range of consumers in Asia, with their focus on the international liquor fair now under way in Hong Kong. Tensei Shuzo, which has already been marketing its shochu in ...