Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Business Japanese sake exports on the rise A growing appetite for sushi overseas creates thirst for the beverage Bottles of sake can fetch much higher prices abroad than at home.
February 6, 2017 02:00 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- Japanese sake exports are on the rise thanks to a global boom in the country's cuisine, with the rice wine becoming a more important ingredient in Japan's agricultural exports.
The value of the nation's sake exports rose 10% in 2016 to 15.5 billion yen ($137 million), marking a record level for the seventh straight year.
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