About Sake etc.


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

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.

The Results of Sake and Shochu Awards (website of National Tax Agency)

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.

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