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Which Country Is Most Accepting of Alcohol?

You may be surprised to find where Japan ranks on how the world views alcohol consumption.

Suntory & Nikka: 6 Whiskys to Die For

Forget Scotland—Japan is now home to the best whisky brewers.

Grace & Ryosuke vs. Snake Venom Alcohol

Known in Japanese as 'habushu,' this snake venom alcohol is based on awamori, an Okinawan variant of shochu. Watch what it does to Grace and Ryosuke from Texan in Tokyo!

Gorgeous 3-D Sculpted Ice Cubes

Suntory has created the most amazing and intricate addition to your glass of whisky.

Sake School: How to Pair Sake with Desserts

Have you ever tried pairing sake with desserts?

The 5 Best Sparkling Sakes

Sparkling sake is a great way to step into the world of 'nihonshu,' and a fashionable and healthy way to enjoy your tipple if you're already a sake expert.

Sake School: How to Pair Fish with Sake

Take a look at some basic guidelines for finding the best sake to drink with seafood.

A Non-Drinker's Take on Japan's Drink Culture

As a (mostly) non-drinker, The Japan Guy has a pretty good memory of what happened at the 'izakaya' last night. Here's his take on the whole affair.

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.

'Kanpai' with Gundam Sake Cups

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

Sample Some Sake Before Your Next Flight

If you're in Osaka Airport trying to kill time before your departure, why not sample a cup of sake for just ¥100!

My Night Out with Dad

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

The Top 6 Beers in Japan

With all the great beers available in Japan, it's difficult to sort and enjoy only the best. We've done the research for you and chosen these six for your drinking pleasure!

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.

The 10 Best Craft Beers in Japan

Looking to move beyond the 'Big 4' of Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo and Suntory? Check out these artfully brewed craft beers!

Better Know Your Shochu

Learn more about the history, varieties and drinking customs of one of the most typical Japanese alcoholic beverages.

Savor Sacred Sake in Saga

The sake breweries of Kashima City open their doors to overseas tourists, offering a peek into how sake is made for one of Japan's three most prominent Inari shrines.

4 Japanese Wines from The Wonder 500™

Japan may be more famous for sake and whisky, but these four Japanese wines are sure to delight.

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!

Japanese Sake Designed for Overseas Audiences

In a quest to appeal to foreign markets, some Japanese brewers have sought out an interesting solution! Instead of changing the tastes of their sake, they're instead looking to redesign our perceptions of it!

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