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Japan sake makers to adopt blockchain to fight Asian counterfeits

Consultancy EY aims to extend system to fruit amid global boom in Japanese cuisine

Japan's sake exports are on the rise thanks to a growing global appetite for the country's cuisine.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- EY Japan, a branch of the global accountancy firm, plans to launch a blockchain traceability system for Japanese sake and fruit, sharing information including origin and delivery records with foreign consumers, in a move that will help brewers and producers differentiate their authentic products from counterfeits.

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