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Jim Rion

Jim Rion

All About Jim Rion
Jim Rion is an American translator and writer living in Yamaguchi Prefecture. He came to Japan in 2004 after studying German and earning a master’s degree in linguistics from the University of Iowa. He is certified by SSI International as a shōchū advisor and international kikisake-shi, or sake sommelier, and a Sake Professional by the Sake Education Council.
Simple Quiz Helps Find Your Ideal Saké

Simple Quiz Helps Find Your Ideal Saké

New Japan-based startup Kurashu is looking to help people break into the world of sake with a novel recommendation system and a web shop selling a curated collection of small-batch sake.

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