This week on Japan Eats, host Akiko Katayama is joined in the studio by Masahiro Takeda of Wine of Japan, the leading national importer and distributor of Japanese alcoholic beverages for the last 40 years. He oversees a comprehensive portfolio of 250 brands of Japanese beer, sake, and shochu, distributed in over 32 states.


Here are links to the three fascinating breweries discussed in this episode:

Niida Honke (Their brand name on the label is Kinpou Shuzo)

Shimazaki Shuzo (Azuma Rikishi)  

Hayashi Honten (Eiichi/ Hyakujurou)