Members of the Kansai Consular Corps and their guests assembled at Nihonzakari, a “shinisei” Sake Brewery in Nihshinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture.
The event was sponsored by the Sake and Shochu Brewers Association and Osaka Regional Tax Bureau. The program was as follows:
Nihonshu Seminar: Economics and Fundamental Knowledge of Nihonshu with 3 Highlights:
- Taxation in Japan in general and for liquor in particular
- Marketing and promotion of “Nihonshu” globally
- Tour of production facility of Nihonsakari Co. Ltd.
During his remarks, KCC Vice-Dean thanked the participating organizations for their efforts and contribution to make this event possible and Morimoto-san, President of Nihonzakari, for hosting the event, stating: “Through this seminar and factory tour, members of the Kansai Consular Corps could learn about the rich history and the significance of Nihonshu not only as a beverage but as an important part of the Japanese culture and history.”