alcohol

“Drunk Mode” added to Japanese rail navigation smartphone app

Too tipsy to type? One tap will find the way home for you, plus tell you how much time you’ve got before your night out becomes an all-nighter.

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Japanese beer company Sapporo releases special-edition can to support Kumamoto Castle recovery

Be sure to spend the drinking funds for your cherry blossom viewing party on these beautiful cans.

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Enjoy sake with ikebana with this English-friendly event series

It’s not getting drunk, it’s getting cultured! And drunk.

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Awesome Tokyo ramen restaurant’s all-you-can-drink plans start at less than three bucks

Come for the unlimited beer, stay for the Japanese-style fried chicken (and probably the ramen).

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Cherry blossom beer is back in Japan ahead of the start of sakura season

The flowers won’t be opening from their buds for a few more weeks, but you can crack open a bottle of this special craft brew right now.

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Japan’s matcha green tea beer satisfies two cravings in an awesomely delicious way

If you can’t get enough of Japan, or just happen to be the indecisive type, this mix of Yebisu Beer and Kyoto green tea is for you.

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Amazing Tokyo restaurant offers all-you-can-drink beer plans starting at less than a buck

This may be the best deal ever for fans of beer and shochu sours who’re tight on cash and time.

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Younger Japanese men less interested in drinking, according to survey

Recent study suggests that Japanese males are significantly less interested in getting wasted as they used to be.

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Unlimited kushiage skewers, stewed oden, and booze at this Tokyo restaurant for under 20 bucks

Come for the fried food and alcohol, stay for the traditional Japanese winter comfort cuisine.

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Tokyo restaurant’s all-you-can-eat crab is less than 18 bucks, and its cocktails under 50 cents

If you like to eat or drink, you owe yourself a trip here.

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Does adding sake to your instant ramen make it taste better? We try Japan’s latest food trend

Brilliant noodle upgrade, or waste of perfectly good rice wine?

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Hit anime Your Name inspires new sake, blessed by priests in the shrine that appears in the movie

After making a splash at the box office, Makoto Shinkai’s latest anime leads to something you can pour into a sake cup.

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Shin Godzilla set to leave an imprint on your next drinking adventure

Make your night a “monster” of an evening with this elegant but geeky sake set.

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10 scary situations Japanese men psych themselves up for with alcohol 【Survey】

Bosses and girls appear in list of times that call for liquid courage.

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Tokyo’s Metropolitan Assembly Hall building is one of the cheapest places to drink in the city

All-you-can-drink beer costs just 600 yen (US$5.80), which will barely get you a single glass in many other Tokyo restaurants.

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Pocky grows up with a special whiskey version of the beloved Japanese chocolate candy

Because after a hard day at the office, there’s nothing like unwinding with a glass of bourbon and a chocolate-covered pretzel stick.

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Burgers and beer! Japan’s most popular domestic burger chain sells beer, wine at select locations

Mos Burger gives us one more reason to love it as we visit the Mos Bar in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood.

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Japanese Twitter users discuss the fine line between having fun and being an addict

Turns out there’s a simple way you assess whether you’re a happy drunk or a dangerous one, at least according to one Japanese Twitter user.

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Get shaved ice and chiseled muscles at macho kakigori event【Photos】

Temperatures are rising in Tokyo, y’all.

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Here’s how manga hit One Piece is like sex, politics, and religion

Incident at Japanese pub shows that manga and anime can make for dangerous conversation fodder, depending on who’s in earshot.

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