alcohol

Crazy convenience store photo shows the secret ingredient powering ancient Japanese festival

Tradition and community are great, but there’s one more thing this Nagano celebration gets a boost from.

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Tokyo KFC now serves alcohol with its fried chicken, including Japanese craft beers

The mix of 11 herbs and spices only gets better with the addition of 17 kinds of beer.

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Does Japan’s green tea white wine taste like tea, wine, or something else entirely?【Taste Test】

Once we heard about matcha white wine from Kyoto, we knew we had to try it for ourselves.

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Starbucks is giving Japan alcoholic “Frappuccinos”

Tokyo location’s new blended ice beverages have a kick, but not from caffeine.

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Learn to mix drinks like a pro with the latest app from the series that was BANNED in Korea

The latest in the controversial drink-mixing visual novel app is now available.

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Popular cellphone game Granblue Fantasy is making news for all the wrong reasons

It used to be all about the classy characters with awesome designs, but now the drunk sister is stealing the show.

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New whisky Koeda chocolates from Morinaga: almost as strong as light beer, much more delicious

We feel the effects of 3.1% alcohol just by eating a pack of the new premium range of chocolate “twigs”.

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Cherry blossom beer is coming back to Japan this spring!

Microbrew arrives in time for sakura-viewing parties.

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New canned sakura liquor beverage appears in Japan, courtesy of Suntory 【Taste test】

Sakura Sakuranbo aims to please with two types of cherry flavors.

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Suntory offers Kahlúa liqueur with a Japanese twist: Matcha green tea flavor!

Kahlúa, the sweet coffee-based liqueur, is getting a Japanese makeover from Suntory Spirits and will be available in matcha flavor!.

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We tried the new sake-flavour Kit Kats from Japan and they’re awesome【Taste Test】

Chocolate-covered wafers and Japanese rice wine are a winning combination.

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Nestlé Japan to release sake-flavoured Kit Kats this February

Now you can enjoy a break with a Kit Kat and a shot of Japanese rice wine all rolled into one.

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North Korea claims it has invented “hangover-free” alcohol

Another day, another wild North Korean claim, but is it science fiction, or a genuine scientific miracle?

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Drinky: The South Korean robot ready to share a glass of booze with lonely drinkers 【Video】

With this mechanical friend, you’ll never have to drink alone!

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It’s time to vote for Japan’s most beautiful butt! 【Photos】

Because it’s not like it can choose itself, is it?

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Don’t drink alone! Nine Japanese snacks to accompany sake that you’ve probably never tried

Step up your sake game and flavor by trying some of these with your next bottle.

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Japanese dad teaches daughter how to handle alcohol, has Twitter in tears

This guy should teach Good Parenting 101.

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Enjoy NISHIKIGOI — the sake that comes in a stunning bottle that looks like a colored carp!

Can you tell what this eye-catching white bottle decorated with bright red patterns is supped to be? While the look isn’t exactly conventional, this is actually a sake product called NISHIKIGOI, and the bottle is artfully designed to look like a beautiful colored carp.

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Japanese-style sangria with sake and pear: One of the best things about fall【RocketKitchen】

If you’re someone who loves the sunshine and hates the cold, you’re probably feeling a little down that we’ve now undeniably entered autumn. Maybe you’re doing your best to look on the bright side by enjoying some tasty seasonal produce, like delicious Asian pears, or maybe you’re just trying to brace yourself against the advancing chill in the air with a stiff drink.

But why rely on just one of those coping strategies when you can employ both by whipping up an easy and delicious batch of Japanese-style sangria with fruit and sake?

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FamilyMart’s alcohol-infused coffee drink so good, we can’t believe it’s only sold in Okinawa!

Okinawa, the tropical island at the southern end of Japan, is known for its unique culture and tasty foods like soki soba (Okinawa noodles) and rafuti (sweet stewed pork). Another local specialty Okinawa is famous for is the alcoholic drink awamori, a distilled drink made from long-grain rice.

While the beverage has its fans across Japan, it also has enough of a distinct flavor that some people consider it a bit of an acquired taste.  So you can imagine it came as somewhat of a surprise when we found out that they sell an alcoholic coffee drink in Okinawa that is infused with awamori, and at a convenience store chain, no less. We definitely had to try this!

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