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3 Award-Winning Craft Beer Breweries in Toyama

Many local brewers have tried to produce their own craft beer, but these three breweries in Toyama have found the secret recipe to success.

The Changing Faces of Horoyoi

See if you can recognize some of the flavors and faces of Horoyoi!

Hitomi Noda Offers a Nonalcoholic Kiss

Hitomi Noda of seven-girl idol unit Ready to Kiss stars in an online commercial for Duc de Montagne Rose, a nonalcoholic sparkling wine from Yokohama's Shonan Trading Co, Ltd.

The National Research Institute of Brewing

The National Research Institute of Brewing in Higashihiroshima City carries out advanced analysis, evaluation and research on alcoholic beverages.

Tour the Inaba Brewery in Ibaraki

The Japan Guy takes us through the Inaba Brewery on a snowy day—and reveals what lies behind a certain mysterious little door!

Heavenly Sake from Hokuriku

The Hokuriku region is home to many breweries famous for producing splendid sake. Let's take a look at some well-known Hokuriku sake we're sure you'll want to try!

Local Brewer Reinvented with Global Sake

25 years ago, Asahishuzo was just a local brewer with a faltering brand, its products losing market share not only to other breweries but also to beer, wine, shochu and other beverages.

Sample 100 Types of Sake in Tokyo!

Discover the taste of real local 'jizake' at a sake bar in Asakusa that offers over 100 different types of Japan's famous rice wine!

This Trendy Way to Try Sake Is the Bomb!

Spend enough time on an American college campus and you'll surely come across a sake bomb. So why is it relatively unknown in Japan?

Yamanashi Winery Day Trip

Katsunuma, a region in Yamanashi, is a wine powerhouse with 31 wineries producing 27 percent of Japanese wine each year! Come with us on a day trip of three distinct wineries.

What to Drink with Ramen

Undecided about what to drink with your ramen? Check out Serious Eats' picks of preferable drinks you should try with your noodles!

Seat Orientation May Improve Station Safety

JR West has uncovered a simple solution for reducing the number of drunken customers falling onto its train tracks.

The 6 Weirdest Bars in Tokyo

Tokyo revels in themed entertainment, and the city's bars are no exception. We've outlined some of the wildest, strangest, and most off-the-wall bars for you!

'Kanpai' with Gundam Sake Cups

Why settle for a regular ceramic sake cups when you can sip from the head of a Gundam robot?

Goodness Gracious! Great Balls of Sake!

This revolutionary ice bomb is filled with flavor and excitement.

7 Cool Sake-Inspired T-Shirts

Want to show your appreciation for sake and its history? Then tell everybody about it with these fantastic sake-inspired T-shirts!

5 Hot Restaurants with Good Japanese Sake

Let us recommend some of the best 'washoku' restaurants serving fresh vegetables and seafood where you can enjoy selections of local sake from the same region as the sourced ingredients.

Japanese & English Drunken Tongue Twisters

The Texan in Tokyo duo set out to attempt the impossible: Not only will they say bilingual tongue twisters, but they will also try them while drunk. Find out if they survive the test!

My Night Out with Dad

This endearing story of a father teaching his daughter an important life lesson about alcohol will tear you up.

4 'Alcoholic' Beverages with 0% Alcohol

'Nomyunication' (communication through drinking) is very important in Japanese society. But what if you're not good at drinking? No problem! Come check out these 0 percent alcohol alcoholic drinks!

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