Japan in the News

Hold on a sec’.  My two pieces on whiskies of Japan came out this Monday in, “WHISKY,” which is the U.K.’s #1 Spirits magazine.  Cover story!–http://http://www.whiskymag.com/magazine/issue132/12011430.html and http://http://www.whiskymag.com/magazine/issue132/12011431.html.

On the very same day, my piece on a hole-in-the-wall sake joint appeared in KarryOn, out of Australia: http://karryon.com.au/lifestyle/food-and-drinks/sipping-sake-in-japan/.

Closer to home, I finished my booklet on the artisans of Ishikawa, which will be published in April.  OK, it’s not closer to home.

Speaking of Japan, great piece in today’s Business section of the NY Times on the destruction of Hotel Okura in Tokyo: http://http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/06/realestate/commercial/in-a-renewed-hotel-okura-japanese-historians-still-see-a-loss.html?ref=international&_r=0.

The piece notes that, like NYC, Tokyo is losing the idiosyncratic and smaller properties to huge construction that monetizes every inch of space.  So perhaps some of the people and places that follow artistic visions benefit from attention given to them in articles.  That is, until they attract the attention of investors.


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