Fun Link Friday: Japan’s youngest expert sake connoisseur

Al Jazeera reports in this brief video about Akane Niikura, a 10-year old girl in the fourth grade who has become Japan’s youngest sake connoisseur. But don’t start getting worried about how her parents let her indulge in Japan’s traditional rice-wine alcohol at such a young age—she’s mastered her ability to select sake and pair it with the perfect food by smell and sight alone, sniffing the sake and observing how it clings to a glass. Her expertise was certified by the Sake Service Institute of Japan based on these unique skills. Check out the video below for the story!

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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