Japan's new whisky regulations: What do they mean?

Plans to protect the reputation of Japanese whisky have been unveiled, but do they go far enough? Shay Waterworth looks at the implications.

Japanese whisky gets new production regulations

The Japan Spirits and Liqueurs Makers Association has announced a new set of rules and regulations for the production of Japanese whisky.

Naomi Osaka invests in sake producer

Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka has been appointed as creative director for SOTO after investing in the premium sake brand.

Black Chalk makes inroads into Japanese sparkling wine market

English sparkling wine producer Black Chalk has announced plans to set up an office in Tokyo as it bids to crack the Japanese market.

South Korea boycotts Japanese beer

The imports of Japanese beer to South Korea plummeted to almost zero in August this year following a technology trade dispute in July.

Japanese beer No.1 choice in South Korea

Japanese beer has topped import sales in South Korea for 2016 according to data published by The Korea Herald.

Sapporo sues Japan government over tax rates

Sapporo Breweries in Japan has filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government seeking a tax return for the amount paid on its Goku Zero beer.

Nyetimber starts exporting

Nyetimber, probably England’s most well known sparkling wine producer, has announced its first export partnership with Tokyo-based distributor Enoteca.

1964 Japanese whisky launches in Poland

Number One Drinks Company has bottled a limited edition 1964 Japanese whisky exclusively for Poland.

In-country representation key to wine success in Asia

Attracting younger wine drinkers and in-country representation is key to success in Asia, says research commissioned by Messe Düsseldorf, the company behind ProWein.

Japan: Pernod gives €525,000 to earthquake appeal

Pernod Ricard  is to donate ¥ 60 million (€ 525,000) to support the Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami relief effort.