Looks like the Government of Japan is going to ramp up support for sake as an export product!
Govt support for sake exports to get more punch
by the-japan-news.com via The Yomiuri Shimbun
November 5, 2019
SAKAIMINATO, Tottori — The government will strengthen its support for the expansion of sake exports, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Monday during his visit to a sake brewery in Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, that is committed to exporting its products.
Specifically, Suga said the government would support development of new products targeting overseas consumers; invite foreign buyers to Japan; and make use of the Geographical Indication system that regulates the intellectual property rights of agricultural products.