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Dassai And Beyond

Our guest is Kazuhiro Sakurai, the 4th generation and CEO of Asahi Shuzo, which is the maker of Dassai sake.    

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Japan Distilled!

Our guests are Stephen Lyman & Christopher Pellegrini who are the co-hosts of Japan Distilled, the fantastic new podcast about Japanese spirits.

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Eating Wild in Japan

Our guest is Winifred Bird who is a writer, translator, lifelong cook, and lover of plants, based in northern Illinois.  

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Chopsticks!

How many peanuts can you pick up using chopsticks? Where did chopsticks originate? How do you use chopsticks?

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The Story of Sake Bar Satsuko

Our guest is Amy Watanabe, executive chef at Sake Bar Satsuko in East Village, Manhattan.  Sake Bar Satsuko is a unique Japanese restaurant originally opened by her mother Satsuko Watanab...

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Complete Guide to Japanese Drinks

Our guest is Stephen Lyman who is known as a leading shochu expert. He joined us on Episode 23 and talked about shochu extensively. He moved to Japan in 2018 and now lives in the mecca of...

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Salon du Sake

Our guest is Sylvain Huet who is one of the few Japanese sake experts in France. He is also the first French Sake Samurai, which is appointed by The Japan Sake Brewers Association Junior ...

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Supporting Japanese Regional Culture Through Sake And Shochu

Our guest is James Kumm, the owner of Landmark Wine and Spirits in Chelsea, Manhattan. At the back of the store is a special section Minoru's Sake Shop that features regional sake.

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What Is Kakigori?

Our my guest is Gaston Becherano who is the co-founder & CEO at Bonsai Kakigōri, which opened in April this year2019. Kakigori is a traditional Japanese icy dessert. It is similar to ...

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Succeeding the Legend

Our guest is Erina Yoshida of Yoshida Restaurant Group in New York. Erina’s father, Tony Yoshida is a quintessential figure when you talk about Japanese food culture in New York. He owns ...