alcohol

Young Japanese women like alcohol more than any other age group, almost as much as old men【Survey】

But for many, their love affair with booze doesn’t seem to last.

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Alcoholic Coca-Cola set to go on sale in Japan as company enters the canned cocktail market

Japan likes its carbonated drinks with a kick, so here comes the Coca-Cola chu-hi.

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Goldfish style: The elegant way to drink shochu in Japan

Drinking method is beautiful to look at–and could help mask the taste of burning alcohol.

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12 female sake brewers team up for project to promote their woman-made sake【Video】

Less than 50 sake breweries in Japan are female-owned, and this crowdfunding project offers a chance to sample brews from a dozen of them.

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Akihabara pub offering monthly all-you-can-drink passes with durations up to half a year

Four other restaurants in Tokyo also start selling unprecedentedly generous unlimited-beer-and-cocktail passes.

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Don’t know which sake to drink? These handy flavor charts help you pick by region of Japan

Here’s a great way to start wading into the deep waters of the sake world.

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Fans can toast classic anime Utena’s 20th anniversary with $1,785 bottle of wine, rose liqueur

They even come with a special Utena glass to pour your drink into.

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Real-life sake brands become handsome anime boys who promise to “get you drunk” for new series

Japan’s most popular sake is part of ensemble cast.

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Final Fantasy whiskey, 30 years in the making, is here to celebrate the series’ 30th birthday

But you might need to grind for treasure before you can afford a bottle of this high-priced, high-quality scotch.

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Asahi Super Dry is ready for spring with new cherry blossom packaging, “Sakura Banquet” brew

Because it’s never too early to start planning what kind of beer to bring to this spring’s cherry blossom viewing parties.

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Japan’s 100 yen stores have canned energy drink cocktails for under a buck, so we tried one

Truly, there is nothing you can’t find at Japan’s 100 yen stores.

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Japanese sake with a basketball anime connection is flying off the shelves in China

Chinese consumers have been buying up a certain brand of sake in staggering numbers due to an unexpected link with hit basketball anime Slam Dunk.

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A beer every day for four years comes with different outfits, settings and expressions.

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Japan’s most popular sake brand runs full-page ad asking people to stop paying so much for it

The goal of advertising is usually to increase sales, but for Dassai a love of sake, and customers, is more important.

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Japan’s most popular pub chain rolls beer price back to what it was in 1980 for celebration

Always a good choice for a beer, Hub is about to become an even better one.

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Tokyo has a special rescue bus for drunks who fall asleep on the last train during party season

Slipped into a comfortable beer nap and missed your stop? The Oversleeping Rescue Bus is here to help!

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Hakone Beer will celebrate 20th anniversary, give away 1,500 beers at special Tokyo event

Free beer on tap! It doesn’t matter what else I write here. Free beer!

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Mr. Sato becomes a Tokyo host club host for one night, and you can drink with him!

Two of our reporters invite you to share a glass of absinthe with them at Host Club Roketto in Shinjuku.

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Tokyo restaurant offers all-you-can-drink beer, cocktails for 24 hours for less than three bucks

Shockingly generous deal even lets you go home, take a break, and come back for more booze.

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Caffé latte with sake: the newest way to relax in Kyoto

After a long day of sightseeing in Japan’s former capital, don’t forget to try this Japanese take on Irish coffee right across the street from Kyoto Station.

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