The Specialist Ep2: Craft Beer in Tokyo, Hoppy, Ji-Beer, & History of Beer in Japan Ep.41



In our New Segment, “The Specialist”, we interview former Country Manager of Yelp Japan, Tomo Takada, about the wonderful world of Craft Beer that’s taking Japan by storm.

Tomo also talks about the history of beer in Japan, the influence of the four dominant beer companies: Asahi, Kirin, Ebisu, and Suntory, as well as Japan specific beer phenomenons like “Ji Beer” and Hoppy.

Check out his impressive list of recommendations below:
Baird Brewing(Shizuoka,Numazu)
※Baird has multiple bars/restaurants in Tokyo area.




Hitachino Brewing Lab.(Tokyo,Kanda)

Yo-ho Brewing Company(Nagano)

[True Micro Breweries]
Kyoto Brewing Company In Kyoto

Y.Y.G Brewery in Shinjuku

[Best Places to enjoy craft beer]
Spring valley Brewery Tokyo (Daikanyama)

Mikkeller Tokyo (shibuya)

Kraft Work Dining Banji kaichou

working in Tokyo,learn japanese language & culture through famous anime,special interview from a listener visiting Japan from Germany Ep.40



This time, the return of Rana!
Who has just started working in Tokyo Japan at a new job.
This time she will talk about some important points to be aware of
when looking for a job in Japan from her personal experience.
Important for anyone who wants to work in Japan.
Also learn Japanese language and culture through famous anime as Rana first did. Along with some of her favorite anime,
she will let you in on the surprising benefits that learning Japanese through anime has to teach you about communication and communicating in Japanese naturally.
She also touches on some points to be careful of,
as well as how learning this way can make
your trip to Japan even more interesting.

Lastly a special interview from a listener visiting Japan!
Hear about his trip to Tokyo and Kyoto. As well as some of
his tips for learning Japanese and getting around the city.

The shop introduced in this episode

Futaba-sushi (ginza)

Instagram account
※you can also find our Ramen Map of the Yamanote line!