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Boxed sake is now a thing in Japan, thanks to one of the oldest breweries in the country

Kojima Sohonten serves up award-winning Toko Junmai in new sustainable cask packaging.

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We tried Japan’s Strawberry Daifuku? liqueur, one of three dessert-themed liqueurs

Does this sweet dessert taste as good in liquid form as solid?

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New definition of “Japanese whiskey” goes into effect to prevent fakes from fooling overseas buyers

Japan Spirits and Liqueurs Makers Association still needs to take one more step though.

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Century-old Hiroshima brewery in one of Japan’s three great sake-brewing spots offers tours in English

Stepping into sake history in Saijo.

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Tokyo’s flagship Starbucks in prime cherry blossom spot kicking off sakura season with food, drinks, art

Reserve Roastery will look pretty in pink, whether you’re looking at the building, your glass, or your plate.

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Sega successor opens new arcade with a regional craft beer bar inside it

Multiple regional brewers and amazing taiyaki will keep you from getting too thirsty or hungry while you’re at Japan’s newest arcade.

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Final Fantasy XIV wine is here to let you raise a glass to celebrate the RPG’s 10th anniversary

Square Enix finds a kindred spirit in California.

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Ring in the Year of the Dragon with fancy chocolates infused with Kokuryu black dragon sake

The fresh new year may already be into its second week, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating!

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Trying the new limited flavor of Suntory Hakushu Japanese whisky highball in a can

The original was delicious, but could this one be better?

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300-year-old brewery releases new sake brand that contains just 8 percent alcohol

For those who want to enjoy sake but are daunted by the alcohol content. 

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Outdoor brand Logos teams up with Aichi sake brewery to make your camping more boozy

Now you can enjoy hot sake even while out camping!

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We find an Okinawan chili sauce made with the rarest kind of awamori–so we had to taste it

Chili sauce made with expensive Okinawa liquor has got to be better than any others!

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How to pull a beer from the can so it tastes like it’s from a keg

Japanese senpai shares a drinking hack to make canned beer taste infinitely better. 

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Tokyo’s Shibuya district bans public drinking on New Year’s Eve, cancels countdown celebration

Just like Halloween, the New Year’s party is over in Shibuya.

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Drunk driving Mario Kart【Experiment】

The flag is up and the drinks are downed as our reporter sees what happens when she gets behind the virtual wheel while intoxicated.

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We tried KFC Japan’s special fried chicken for when you’re drinking booze, have just one complaint

New Ninniku Crispy flavor was designed specifically to pair well with alcoholic beverages.

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Ghibli founders Toshio Suzuki and Hayao Miyazaki contribute to Japanese whisky Totoro label design

Okinawa distiller teams up with the anime legend.

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There’s a Tokyo bar with Japanese whisky inside bookstore inside Japan’s tallest building

Slow Page pours classy coffee too at Azabudai Hills.

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KFC Japan develops new fried chicken designed to taste great with beer, other alcoholic drinks

A bird for booze.

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Tokyo hotel guarantees good night’s sleep or your money back, provides three hours of free booze

Will free drinks and a “theater room” have us sleeping deeply through the night?

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