All About Japan

AI Takes Guesswork out of Choosing Sake

This artificial intelligence sommelier helps you choose the sake of your preference just by giving it descriptive expressions.

Make Your Own Japanese Fruit Sandwiches

A café staple for years, the fruit sandwich (furutsu sando) is back in the news, as new gourmet versions have caught the attention of sweet lovers. Here's a primer on making your own at home.

Century-Old Candy Maker's Covid-Safety Sweets

Founded in 1901, Tohoen has survived the 1918 pandemic and is now making it through the current one offering limited-edition sweets focused on staying safe.

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.

Bake Up Some Yummy Bricks This Holiday

Give the architect in your family a chance to make bricks in the kitchen. Edible ones of course!

Teenage Beer Brewer to Shochu Prophet

American Christopher Pellegrini has spent two decades in Japan, much of it on a mission to bring the delights of shochu and awamori, Japanese alcoholic drinks, to the rest of the world—through writing, podcasting, and an export business.

Drink 'Everlong' with Foo Fighters' New Sake

It’s not every day an American band announces it will be releasing its very own sake, but that’s what happened when rock royalty Foo Fighters uploaded a surprising new video on their official YouTube channel.

English Spelling Error Found on New Beer

Beer lovers in Japan had been looking forward to the release of a new limited-edition brew this January. But one spelling mistake is going to keep them waiting longer.

Keep Safer with Foot-Operated Vending Machines

Beverage manufacturer Dydo Drinco's newest vending machine can be used with your feet.

Ochoko and More! All About Sake Cups

Deepen your knowledge of Japanese sake culture with this guide to sake cups and other drinking vessels!

Sip on Springtime with Cherry Blossom Beer

It isn't spring until you've had a taste of everything sakura-flavored—including this refreshing cherry blossom beer!

Hibiki Whiskey Gets New Cherry Blossom Blend

Some good news for those of us getting through 2021 at home with a stiff drink in hand: Hibiki is coming out with some new whiskey blends, including one made in cherry blossom barrels!

5 Places to Drink in Japan!

The definitive guide to Japan's nightlife is here!

Fall in Love with Mister Donut's V-Day Collab

You may have heard about this year’s Valentine flavor lineup at Mister Donut, but you’re probably wondering just how delectable these Pierre Marcolini donuts are, right? Let's take a look inside the special "Mister Donut meets Pierre Marcolini" bags.

Whisky Barrel Aged Kit Kat Bringing Sexy Snaps

Japan is known for its unusual Kit Kats, including its latest Kit Kat, made all the more special as it uses chocolate made from cacao nibs aged in whiskey barrels for 180 days.

Setouchi Brewery Is Representing Regionality

The newly established Setouchi Brewery is using local ingredients to create beverages that are directly inspired by the unique climate of the area.

The Perfect Weekend Tour of Fukuoka City

A long-time resident shares her knowledge of mouth-watering local food spots, great shopping and open green space in one of Japan's most fascinating regional capitals.

10 Japanese Craft Beers You Must Know (Drink!)

Excellent craft beers are springing up from small breweries all over Japan. Choosing just ten is an impossible task, but we've given it a shot.

A Valentine Chocolate Tour of Tokyo

Introducing a delicious tasting route of 11 elite Tokyo chocolatiers and their creations.

The Hidden Snacks of Japan

Venture down a lesser-traveled path to discover regional Japan's rich and unique snacking culture!

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