brianashcraft
Brian Ashcraft
brianashcraft
Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.
Sep 17
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Officially-branded Kirby masks are going on sale in Japan. The washable masks are antibacterial and have a filter as well as an inner gauze layer. Priced at 1,650 yen ($15.75), the set includes a pink and purple Kirby mask. No word about an international release. 

Sep 14
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This weekend, official Fist of the North Star single malt Scotch whisky was released in Japan. Bottles of Kenshiro-branded 20-year-old Teaninich-distilled single malt are 20,900 yen ($197), while Raoh-branded Glentauchers-distilled single malt are 24,200 yen ($228). Both are already sold out.