Seishu or Shochu?
Nihonshu is called Japanese sake in English. Nihonshu has another name, Seishu, which actually looks clear and pure as its Japanese meaning of Seishu.
Lots of people from foreign countries pronounce Sake into Saki. However, if they live in Japan long time, they are accustomed to Japanese pronunciation and may be able to pronounce Japanese properly. Naturally, some foreign Sake enthusiasts say that they should pronounce it as SAKE instead of SAKI.
If he is a Shochu-geek, he might even point out that Shochu could be called Shocchu with doubled consonant somewhere in Kyushu area. If some foreigners are "fitted" with Shochu, they seem to be outstanding geeks. I am very anticipating such Japanese alcoholic geeks being publicity agents to the world.
By the way, I mentioned Shochu as “Japanese national sake “last time. But, when it comes to "Japanese sake", it would be overwhelming for foreigners to think that sake is a representative of alcohol in Japan. In other words, many people including Japanese and foreigners think that the alcohol that represents Japan is sake (Nihonshu or Seishu).
However, it is wrong and misunderstanding. In reality, Shochu is overwhelmingly higher than Sake (Nihonshu or Seishu) in terms of domestic production volume. In other words, the sake that represents Japan is actually Shochu, not Sake(Nihonshu or Seishu).
The National Tax Agency (NTA) publishes detailed statistics for alcoholic sales every year. Since the production of Shochu reversed that of Sake (Nihonshu or Seishu) in 2001, the difference in quantity between the two categories, has only widened. According to the latest Annual Report (2019) by National Tax Agency, when converted fairly to alcohol volume, the volume of Shochu is 728,000 Kl, while that of Nihonshu (Seishu) is 392,000 Kl. Namely Shochu is about 1.85 times of Sake (Nihonshu or Seish).
Therefore, there is clear evidence to call Shochu as a Japanese National Sake. Japanese national Sake is Shochu, which we must appeal to foreigners and the markets strongly and proudly. And we should try to spread the many featured good points of Shochu to the world.
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at the Indian capital New Deli?
According to the Yomiuri On- Line News dated October 29th, the number of the patients who have antibody against the Corona virus has been drastically decreased. The ratio of the Antibody has come to over 97%. In other words, the city has maintained the close situation of group immunity.
However, it is unknown that until when the each person immunity could be effective and it could be counter to the variant of the current virus. But, it is clear that Indian government has been taking the measures in advance for the revivals of the industries, especially for the sightseeing industry, turning the disadvantage of the Corona disasters.ホーム