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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.

100 Best Drinks from Japan: #1 Japanese Sake

Sake is probably the best known Japanese drink in the world.

Japanese-style Onsen Around the World

Sure, hot springs can be found all over the world—but onsen are unique to Japan. Or are they?

Don't Know Sake? Welcome to Sake School!

Take a short, comprehensive tour of how sake is made, what it's about, and how to thoroughly enjoy this Japanese traditional treasure!

Suntory & Nikka: 6 Whiskys to Die For

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

8 Unique Rules of Japanese Public Spaces

While breaking these rules won’t send you to jail, you should know what behavior to avoid before bringing it to Japan.

3 Top-Notch Plum Wines

For those with more of a sweet tooth when it comes to alcohol, plum wine is the liquor that can't be beat!

All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken for ¥100!

This fried chicken bargain is quite the steal!

Better Know Your Shochu

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

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!

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.

100 Best Drinks from Japan: #2 Umeshu

Umeshu plum wine is one of the most popular of Japanese liqueurs. It's made from a base alcohol such as sake and Japanese plums, and has a very nice, sweet flavor.

How to Make it to the Office the Day After

We all like to eat and drink endlessly, but nobody likes a stomachache or a hangover. Here are four Japanese tricks for beating the post-party blaaaaghs.

Get into Seasonal Sake

There are roughly 2,000 breweries in Japan all producing their own unique form of sake—including seasonal, limited-edition products.

Goodness Gracious! Great Balls of Sake!

This revolutionary ice bomb is filled with flavor and excitement.

Fists of Absinthe Coming to TBS Digital

Absinthe, sneakers, swords, ninjas, and a whole lot of intentionally over-descriptive subtitles. Think Quentin Tarantino, minus the blood and F-bombs.

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?

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