Tag Archives: beer

Fun Link Friday: Matcha… beer?

Like it or not, if you spend enough time in Japan, you’ll probably develop a taste for matcha/maccha 抹茶 (green tea). I know I didn’t like tea at all (still don’t like coffee!) but somewhere along the lines it grew … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: ‘Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry

Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry Jeffrey W. Alexander   www.brewedinjapan.com. Summary: Spanning the earliest attempts to brew beer in Japan to the recent popularity of local craft brews, ‘Brewed in Japan’ charts beer’s steady rise to become … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Beer-Can Takatori Castle

NPOs Hojin Juminno Chikara, Amanokawa Jikkoiinkai and Takatoricho Ikku Jichikai have taken the Guinness World Record for largest aluminum can sculpture with their beer-can replica of Nara’s Takatori Castle. Construction began in January 2012 and was completed on August 28, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Japanese drinking games

One important cultural constant anywhere and everywhere in Japan is the fine pastime of drinking. Maybe you’re finishing up a language program somewhere and it’s time to kick back with your friends, or maybe you’re just arriving as an English … Continue reading

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