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    Introduction to Sake

    A leaflet introducing sake to foreign consumers and visitors not familiar with sake is available in English, Chinese (simplified, traditional), and Korean.

    The Story of Sake (Sake1【PDF】【HTML】) (Sake2【PDF】)

    The Story of Shochu (Shochu1【PDF】)
    The Story of Japan Wine【PDF

    A booklet detailing the history, manufacturing process, related product information, etc is available in English.

    Glossary of Terms on Sake Bottle Labels

    Now, Japanese, English, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese versions are available.

    Alcoholic Beverage Q&A

    Awards & Contests

    Annual Japan Sake Awards

    We aim to investigate current manufacturing technologies and trends in order to contribute to the improvement of sake quality and enhance public awareness.

    Honkaku Shochu and Awamori Contests

    Honkaku Shochu and Awamori are Japanese liquor distilled using a pot still. This contest aims to assess current manufacturing techniques and trends in liquor quality, and share this information with manufacturers.

    Sake Awards at Regional Taxation Bureaus in Japan

    Each regional taxation bureau in Japan holds a sake award to raise the technical level of sake manufacturers in each region and these awards contribute to the sound development of the sake brewing industry in Japan.


    NRIB, in cooperation with Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association, is transmitting the information of sake, shochu, etc abroad.

    A Comprehensive Guide to Japanese Sake (pdf)

    Honkaku Shochu and Awamori (pdf)

    These guides were published by Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association with copyright of Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association.


    Link to the introduction of Sake site of Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

    Link to the Introduction of Shochu site of Japan Sake and Shochu Makers Association

    Link to the Brewers Association of Japan

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