Sake Experience at Posterscope

3rd November 2016

Sake Samurai in the UK has been supporting Japanese-UK related organisations since 2004 by hosting sake tasting opportunities across the country and across different academic (Sake Academy) and professional institutions (Sake and the City).  This event was hosted by Metro Ad Agency of Japan for Posterscope in London (the Out of Home specialist brand of Dentsu Aegis Network group), an authentic taste of Japanese culture.

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Women in Business Seminar

2nd November 2016

Helen Akiyama the founder of Akiyama Connects was delighted to facilitate an event at Stanton House Hotel (close to Swindon) on Wednesday 2nd November with guest speaker Rie Yoshitake from Yoshitake & Associates and Sake Samurai.  The event was well attended with members of the Japanese community as well as supporters from the local community.

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Sake – lifting the spirit of UK-Japan relations post-Brexit

31st October 2016

To strengthen Japan-UK collaboration and investment ties before, during and after Brexit, the Embassy of Japan and The British Japanese Parliamentary Group jointly hosted a reception at the Portcullis House, inviting MP’s and Peers, the FCO and representatives of Japanese and UK companies and media. Sake Samurai UK was invited to support the reception and took the opportunity to introduce sake and Japanese culture to guests.

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Sake Experience at Ernst and Young

24th October 2016

One of the major activities of Sake Samurai UK is to introduce sake and Japanese culture to multinational companies in the City of London. On 24th Oct, Sake Samurai UK held a Sake tasting experience at Ernst and Young’s (E&Y) Japan-UK Trade Event.  The evening was run by the award winning Far East Network, which aims to encourage diversity within E&Y and the Japan Business Services team. Rose Telyczka, who worked with Sake Samurai at Oxford University initiated the event to continue her support for Japanese culture in a professional context.

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The return of Tosa sake  – Tosa Sake Fair 2016

18th – 20th October 2016

Following a successful first expedition to London last year, the Tosa sake delegation wowed UK trade and sake lovers again with a selection of nihonshu from the “Land of Sake”.  Six sake makers lead by Mr Akihiko Takemura from Tsukasabotan and much respected Father of Kochi Yeast, Dr Haruhiko Uehigashi attended a three-day Tosa Sake Fair in London.  On the 10th October, the Embassy of Japan hosted the Tosa sake Seminar and Tasting for trade and press – below we share some of the most impressionable moments of the day.

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Sake Academy at the London Business School

10th October 2016

The Sake Academy initiative was launched in 2014 at St John’s College, Oxford.

Spearheaded by Sake Expert Rie Yoshitake, Sake Academy aimed to introduce Japan’s national beverage and culture to bright young minds, who would go on to become future world leaders.

Since then, Rie Yoshitake and her team at Yoshitake & Associates have expanded the Sake Academy initiative across academic institutions both in the UK and abroad including the London Business School, Cambridge Judge Business School, Edinburgh University, IESE…and its geographic reach only continues to grow.

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Sake Tasting at The Holburne Museum in Bath – A Tale of Two Cities

1st October 2016

On World Sake Day, the Bath and Beppu Friendship Association in collaboration with Sake Samurai organised a unique and groundbreaking sake tasting in the elegant setting of Bath’s Holburne Museum. This was also the headline event for The Great Bath Feast. Nishinoseki, the household sake brand from Oita prefecture in Kyushu, generously sponsored sake for this event, offering a heartwarming, quintessential taste of Kyushu.

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