All Japan News Blog
2022-02-23
By Yuji Maatsumoto I was blessed with an opportunity to attend a lecture targeting salesmen for a wholesaler of Japanese food products in the U.S. The attendees handle various Japanese food products i...
2022-02-16
By Kosuke Kuji The widespread novel coronavirus depleted supplies of rubbing alcohol across Japan early in the pandemic and created a supply shortage. Therefore, regulations were relaxed on an emergen...
2022-02-02
Bad pairing refers to the delicious flavor diminished when sake is paired with food. Depending on the combination, the sake flavor may counter the flavor of the food, generating unpleasant aroma and t...
2022-01-26
By Ryuji Takahashi The state of emergency is now lifted nationwide, with sake and food events held in various regions. Meanwhile, “Omi City’s Delicious Specialties and Quality Consumer Goods Fair” was...
2022-01-19
By Yuji Matsumoto To be able to taste sake, the most importing to do is to identify and set your own tasting criteria. The criteria are not based on one’s preferences, so one must find the foundation ...
2022-01-12
By Kosuke Kuji We made the decision to continue producing rubbing alcohol indefinitely for the most vulnerable - disabled children needing constant medical care. However, as stable supplies of commerc...
2022-01-05
In this issue, let’s discuss the compatibility between sake and Japanese cuisine. The flavor of sake enhances the flavors of Japanese cuisine and vice versa, a compatible combination that produces a s...
2021-12-29
By Ryuji Takahashi The Kura Master 2021 contest for Japanese sake, Shochu and Awamori was held at the Hôtel de Crillon in Paris on September 20. Japan was under a state of emergency at the time due to...
2021-12-22
By Yuji Matsumoto I often see breweries and wholesale dealers recommending their sake to local American diners at sampling events, saying, “This sake goes with any food,” “We use 100% Yamadanishiki ri...
2021-12-15
By Kosuke Kuji Japanese sake sales suffered due to the impact from the novel coronavirus pandemic. The issue of sake rice inventory left over sparked a movement to encourage “support by consuming the ...