Issue 5: From the Editor

The sake world is shining bright, though some dark corners remain. It is easy to lose perspective when so much is going well; perspective, in fact, takes effort to maintain. As brightly as sake seems to be shining overseas, it’s light is waning at home. Yes, sake is Japan’s national alcoholic beverage. To many, it may be one of the most fascinating, culturally rich and tastiest drinks on the planet. But apparently, a lot of Japanese consumers never got the memo on that. Sake consumption…

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Flash Report: Suisen

Everyone is familiar with the destruction that the tsunami of March 11th, 2011 caused along the northeastern coast of Japan. Rikuzentakata was one of the harder hit cities, with most of the urban infrastructure completely washed away.

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