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Women Are Now Revitalizing The Sake Industry: In The News: 05-07-2020

Women Are Now Revitalizing The Traditional Male-Only Japanese Sake Industry by Akiko Katayama via Forbes.com July 5, 2020 Human right movements are taking place all over the world to fix racial disparity. In Japan where racial issues…
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UNESCO Sake? In The News: 02-08-2020

The government has decided to apply to have Japanese sake listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage by the-japan-news.com via The Yomiuri Shimbun February 07, 2020 The government has decided to apply to have Japanese sake listed…
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Sake In The News: 11-05-19

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…
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Sake In The News: 03-02-18

New York has its first sake brewery and it is fantastic. The Taproom at Brooklyn Kura opens today and serves the freshest sake you can get this side of the Pacific: Just pressed sake on draft, lightly filtered Orizake as well as raw sake mash…
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Sake In The News: 02-21-18

Nice article from a major media outlet about the growth of sake in the export market. As Japan falls out of love with sake, brewers look to the West by DANIEL HURST, NBCnews.com February 21, 2018 KYOTO, Japan — Sake runs in Tokubee Masuda’s…
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Sake In The News: 02-20-18

Sake seems to be hitting its stride. Sake Exports increased 19% in 2017 and has tripled in volume over the last 16 years. Awesome news that speaks to the growing interest in and knowledge about sake with consumers outside of Japan! Sake exports…
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Sake In The News: 02-14-18

Is Sake too cheap in Japan? I often hear that prices for premium sake in the USA are too high. But I always enjoy the very low premium sake prices whenever I visit Japan. This article raises many interesting questions! Is Japanese sake too…
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Sake In The News: 01-30-18

I'm quoted in this article about the sake industry's move to expand its market overseas. The Export market for Japanese brewers is an area of growth and I think they will continue to put lots of effort into growing demand for sake outside Japan. Learning…
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Sake In the News

In Japan, sake has long been known as "The Drink of the Gods"...but coming soon, sake will also be designated as the "National Alcoholic Beverage" by the Japanese Government. My initial reaction to this news was, HUH? Sake isn't already officially…
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Sakaya Sake Shop on Eat Out NY!

Our friends Rick and Hiroko, owners of NYC's only all-sake store Sakaya, were recently interviewed by Eat Out NY's exuberant host Kelly Choi. Rick and Hiroko are media pros at this point having scored spots on Tokyo TV, NY1, and now this! I…
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Sake In the News

Sake is always the number one story with me, but other media outlets have been featuring a lot of news on Nihon-shu, too. Here is a quick roundup of some interesting sake stories making the news recently: Miho Fujita, president of the Mioya…
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Kimono Clad and in Time Out New York

Imagine my surprise when Food and Drink writer Michael Anstendig alerted me to the fact that my kimono-clad picture was featured on the Time Out NY website! I recently attended a fantastic sake event and I will post a full report soon.…
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Elements of Sake in Skyward Magazine

I think any trip to Japan and back would be exciting, but traveling back and forth every day? Well, believe it or not, I've been getting the opportunity to jet back and forth to Japan, but I'm forced to ride in the Seat pocket in front of you... that's right, my Elements of Sake Class at Astor Center is featured in February's issue of Japan Airlines "Skyward" in-flight Magazine!
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Sake in the News

Sake is always the number one story with me, but other media outlets have been featuring a lot of news on Nihon-shu, too. Here is a quick roundup of some interesting sake stories making the news: Philip Harper, Japan's only foreign Toji…