drinking

Sugar-free beer coming from Kirin this October

Now we just need some sugar-free skittles and we’re set.

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Japan’s first 100 percent non-alcoholic and vegan bar to open in Tokyo’s Roppongi district

Get ready to enjoy stylish non-alcoholic beverages and vegan bites in a chic setting on your next night, or morning, out. 

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Treat yourself to a secluded izakaya experience with Tsukada Nojo’s home drinking service!

You provide the alcohol, and Tsukada Nojo will take care of everything else.

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Japanese wife creates izakaya pub at home during coronavirus outbreak

When your husband can’t go out to the izakaya during a pandemic, you bring the izakaya to him.

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Japanese public intoxication on parade in new line of capsule toys

You know, for kids.

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Izakaya etiquette: Stacking your plates after eating doesn’t help waitstaff in Japan

Japanese restaurant worker says there’s a better system that diners should use.

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Futon izakaya lets you drink and sleep on the cheap

Now you can sleep inside a restaurant in Japan.

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Can even heavy drinkers enjoy the “Stop Drinking Center” in Okayama?

Yes, but they can’t drink there…but not because it’s a rule. It’s just… Ahhh, just see for yourself.

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We try Tapioca Beer, the drink that everyone’s raving about in Japan right now

Boba beer? Yes, please.

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Drunk Kanagawa senior arrested for biting fingers off friend’s hand

What are friends for?

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Does Reiwa Beer capture all the fun and excitement of entering a new era?

Mr. Sato finds that it indeed does, under the right circumstances.

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Independent bar offers Dragon Ball takoyaki, won’t sell all seven in one order

A patron was delighted by the super adorable octopus balls masquerading as Dragon Balls. But why was there one missing?

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We hung out at one of Tokyo’s most popular pickup spots, drank our hearts out and met many men

It was an exciting night for our female Japanese-language reporter, but how did it turn out exactly?

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Major Tokyo train line stopped for one hour as passenger gets own head stuck under seat

Alcohol is believed to have played a role.

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Why’s my order taking so long? Boss of restaurant mysteriously found dead drunk with employees

Customers shocked to find them lying on the ground intoxicated with alcohol.

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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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Japanese partygoer starts dishwashing at American friend’s house, ends up pondering her culture

A simple act leads to a deep discussion on important cultural values within Japan vs. outside countries and traditional gender roles. 

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“Drunk Mode” added to Japanese rail navigation smartphone app

Too tipsy to type? One tap will find the way home for you, plus tell you how much time you’ve got before your night out becomes an all-nighter.

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New bar coming to Tokyo lets you melt and roast your drinks from baby bottles or lightbulbs

Craft Cocktail is pushing the limits of mixology with drinks that appeal to all senses and smashed their crowdfunding goal as a result.

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Younger Japanese men less interested in drinking, according to survey

Recent study suggests that Japanese males are significantly less interested in getting wasted as they used to be.

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