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The Japanese Guide to Healthy Drinking


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Kaori Haishi (Author) Kaori Haishi is an essayist and sake journalist, and chairwoman of the Japan Sake Association. She was born in Nerima in Tokyo in 1966, and graduated from the Department of German Language and Literature, Nihon University College of Humanities and Sciences. She then worked as a radio reporter and a journalist for a weekly women's magazine. She visits sake breweries and shochu and Awamori makers all over Japan to write articles for various media. She also gives talks, seminars, and recipe suggestions for pairing sake and food. She set up the Japan Sake Association in 2015, training sake experts to international standards, and running sake events at various locations in Japan.Dr Shinichi Asabe (Author) Shinichi Asabe is a former associate professor at the Department of Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center. After he graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tokyo in 1990, he worked at the University of Tokyo Hospital, and Department of Gastroenterology at Toranomon Hospital. He is mainly involved in viral hepatitis studies at the National Cancer Center Japan, and after work at the Jichi Medical University Hospital, he studied the immunology of hepatitis at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, US. Back in Japan in 2010, he started to work at the Department of Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center. Currently he is based at AbbVie GK. He specialises in hepatology and virology, and loves wine, sake and beer.


People in Japan take their drink seriously. But alcohol is seriously bad for you. This book will tell you how to hold your drink - without dying from the consequences. -- HENRY GEE, Senior Editor, Nature, and author of The Accidental Species: Misunderstandings of Human Evolution
Drinking can be of life's great pleasures, but it can also be very harmful and dangerous. Here is a sensible, science-driven, and thought-provoking look at both the pluses and minuses of alcohol as well as tips on how to hopefully enjoy your favourite tipple in a safer way. Kanpai! -- BRIAN ASHCRAFT, author of The Japanese Sake Bible and Japanese Whisky
Mastering a way of drinking recommended by medical doctors brings a sense of confidence . . . What you think you know might be turned upside down. * Sunday Mainichi *
A refreshingly honest look at booze and how to get the best out of it. I can definitely drink to that. -- HELEN McGINN, author of The Knackered Mother's Wine Club

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