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Sake Export reached a Record High

According to the Nikkei Newspaper on August 22, sake exports reached a record high.

Sake, or rice wine, is a brewed beverage made from rice and malted rice.
More than 1000 sake breweries all over Japan are competing with their unique tastes. Sake is a traditional part of Japan’s culture, and is one that Japan is proud of.

From time to time I have the opportunity to drink sake outside Japan. Frankly, sometimes, it is not that tasty and disappointing. This may be because it is often low-grade sake made of distilled alcohol and sugar along with rice and malted rice.

The price of exported sake per liter is said to have increased by 10%, which I appreciate because I would like foreign people to enjoy really delicious sake.