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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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