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Kampai!
A GUIDE TO JAPANESE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES


PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
High Praise for Japan's Olympians  ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(133KB)


Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda invited over 100 Japanese Olympians to the Prime Minister's Office on August 20.

 


COVER STORY
Kampai!
A GUIDE TO JAPANESE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

 ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(343KB)


In this month's Cover Story we introduce some of the range of traditional Japanese alcoholic beverages, with a focus on sake and shochu, and look at the different ways people enjoy these drinks around the world. Our story begins with a look at sake's origins and methods of production. Kampai! (Cheers!)

 


Special Brews  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(1,105KB)

Profiling some of Japan's esteemed kuramoto brewers and distilleries whose products are available overseas.


Mariages Made in Heaven  ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(326KB)

Hand in hand with the growing popularity of sake overseas, unexpected pairings of sake with international cuisines are consistently being suggested.


Cups for All Occasions ( HTML : English / Japanese ) PDF(384KB)

Introducing some of the variety of sake cups, both traditional and unconventional, available to the sake lover.


STUDENTS' CORNER
Onsen ( HTML : English / Japanese )
PDF(231KB)

Learn about Japanese hot springs and answer our quiz!


SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Sorting Plastics with Raman Spectroscopy  ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(399KB)

A new plastic sorting technology developed in Japan enables valuable waste plastic resources to be reused more effectively.


YAMATO NADESHIKO
A Back-Street Workshop Principal
 ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(197KB)

Takako Suwa, president of Tokyo-based precision metal working company Daiya Seiki Co., explains her approach to business in the manufacturing sector.


MASTERS
Searching for the Sound  ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(287KB)

Profiling shakuhachi master John Kaizan Neptune.


JAPAN BRAND
Monmna Tansu: More than Mere Furniture  ( HTML : English / Chinese / Japanese )
PDF(317KB)

Monma Tansu in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture , is one of only two furniture studios in the regional capital still producing tansu chests in the traditional way.



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