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According to government statistics, in 2021 the total value of sake exports reached over 40 billion yen, achieving a record-high for the 12th consecutive year. Furthermore, the number of doburoku licences - a sort of local home brewery - grew by 70% since 2012. Not only is production on the rise, but local economies are seeing efforts to turn the tasty rice wine into a tourism resource start to pay dividends.

We will open this social event with a short presentation by a sake (nihonshu, seishu) specialist, who will explain the process of sake brewing from rice sheaf to glass, as well as the different types and flavour characteristics, and how to enjoy it fully. This will be followed by a tasting of selected types of sake, which will set the mood until 9pm, when we will board the Lady Crystal cruise for a turn around Tokyo Bay lit at night.

*Capacity is limited. Please register early if you would like to attend.


6:45 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sake presentation and tasting
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Night cruise


The Cruise Club Tokyo

Seafort Square 1st floor, 2-3-16 Higashi-Shinagawa,
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan

If you have any questions please contact EICN North Asia

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  • Rodrigo González (Director - Tokyo of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network)

    Rodrigo González

    Director - Tokyo of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network

    Rodrigo González is the Director for Tokyo of Economist Intelligence Corporate Network.

    He works closely with regional business leaders to assist them in economic and market trends, business competitiveness, monetary and fiscal policy and general economic advisory to help them optimise their business strategies and further enhance their connections to their c-suite peers.

    He has vast experience in statistical analysis, strategy consulting and market research in different industries in and outside Japan. Rodrigo is a published author in environmental and transport economics and has spoken at international conferences in global warming and fiscal policy throughout the world.

    Rodrigo holds a PhD in Economics from Keio University and is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Japanese.

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