All Japan News Blog
2021-09-22
By Ryuji Takahashi A state of emergency was declared in Tokyo from July 12 to August 22, the fourth declared in Tokyo stopped the provision of alcohol and drove restaurants and liquor stores into yet ...
2021-09-15
By Yuji Matsumoto In these modern days, we’re feeling less seasonality – but Japanese food has always focused on enjoying the four seasons. Indeed, vegetables, fruit and fish are at their best in fall...
2021-09-08
By Kosuke Kuji Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic since last year, the long-established weekly “Sake Tasting Event” for sake producers to interact with consumers was cancelled. At this event, bre...
2021-09-01
-Let’s take this opportunity to reflect on the history of Japanese sake- The first sake produced in Japan was fruit liquor Traces of sake production are seen since the mid-Jomon period (14,000 – 300 B...
2021-08-25
By Ryuji Takahashi Ichinomiya Sake Brewery is located at the entrance of the Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine (Oda city, Shimane prefecture), registered as a World Heritage Site in 2007. Fastidious about thei...
2021-08-18
By Yuji Matsumoto The average amount an American spends at a full-fledged casual restaurant is, including beverages, about $20. If we suppose the entrée is $14.50, $5.50 is spent on alcoholic beverage...
2021-08-11
By Kosuke Kuji March 11, 2021 marked a milestone as the 10th year since the Great East Japan earthquake. However, afflicted regions frown upon the term ‘milestone,’ as the disaster and grieving still ...
2021-07-28
Dry/sweetness indicates the degree of sweetness while smooth/refreshing and rich/full flavor indicates the degree of richness. The stronger the rice flavor, the more easily the rich sake flavor is det...
2021-07-21
By Ryuji Takahashi As the coronavirus vaccination started in Japan, the light at the end of the tunnel signals an end to the coronavirus pandemic despite more people getting infected. Japan declared t...
2021-07-14
By Yuji Matsumoto Consumers’ purchase motivations • I like sake A because it’s rich-bodied and has good acidity and pairs well with meat dishes, but I couldn’t find it in a supermarket. How can I find...