Niigata University to Offer Course on Sake from April (News)


Niigata, March 23 (Jiji Press)—Niigata University will offer from April a comprehensive course on sake, a local specialty, that covers its history, culture and production methods, aiming to open up a new academic field.

From left, Niigata Governor Yoneyama Ryūichi, Niigata University President Takahashi Sugata, and Niigata Sake Brewers Association chief Õhira Shunji celebrate the launch of the new academic program at a ceremony earlier this month in the city of Niigata. (© Jiji)

The university hopes to nurture young sake brewers and entrepreneurs and spread the attractions of sake domestically and globally.

For the new course, the university will team up with the prefectural government and the Niigata Sake Brewers Association.

"We'll strive to publicize sake across the world by utilizing our characteristics as a university with various faculties," President Takahashi Sugata said.

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