Sake Journalist
Sake Sommeliere
WSET Sake Level 1 & 3 Educator
Government Certified English Tour Guide (Kyoto Pref:EN00389)


My main objective is to convey sake knowledge which are indispensable to enjoy Japanese sake without any language barrier, in a belief that everyone should be able to appreciate the traditional craftmanship of sake brewing, along with the “marriage” experience with Washoku, Japanese cuisine.

My ultimate goal is to  boost sake consumption by promoting sake outside Japan,  broadcasting the charms of sake and craftmanship of the brewers, thus  creating big sake fans inside and outside Japan.

 I make it a rule to study always to renew my knowledge and perception of sake, as I believe it very important to be able to answer any questions from foreign people interested in sake. 


Sake writer on several media



fact-checking on sake from WSET sake educator’s viewpoint


Certified Sake Sommeliere, Sake lecturer (SSI), 

WSET Level 3 Award in Sake holder, WSET Sake Educator

Japanese Culture Workshop Coordinator

Government Certified Tour Guide(Kyoto Pref.EN00389)

Business Outline

-Organizing sake tasting session (on sake culture, history, tasting, giving tips for enjoying sake)

-Implementing sake brewery tour in English

-Other translation, interpretation jobs, performing marketing research on foreign inbound sake-lovers for Japanese breweries and institutions

Brief Background

-Graduated from  Kyoto University Faculty of  Law in 1995

-Qualified as Government Certified Tour Guide  in 2010 (English, Kyoto Pref..EN00389) , Obtained Eiken Grade 1, Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

-Certified as Sake Sommeliere (kikizakeshi of SSI), International Sake Sommelier, Sake lecturer 

-Certified as Sake Professional (CSP) of The Sake Educational  Council

-Holder of WSET Level 3 Award in Sake, WSET Sake Level 1 and 3 Educator