Awasake to the world
- Japan Awasake Association
- Stadium Place Aoyama 7th Floor, 2-9-5 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, 107-0061
- +81 3-6883-9669
- Feb, 2016
- Established Japan Awasake Association
- Nov, 2016
- Starting with 9 Japanese Sake breweries joined
- Mar, 2017
- Launched the certification process
- Apr, 2017
- The first award ceremony for Awasake certification was held
- Dec, 2017
- 2 Japanese Sake breweries joined (11 members)
- Jan, 2018
- 2 Japanese Sake breweries joined (13 members)
Mr. Keiji Torii
Former executive vice president of Mizuho financial group
Joined the Dai-ichi Kangyou bank (currently Mizuho financial group) in 1971.
Studied at London and Swiss business schools gaining an MBA.
After the Export-Import Bank of Japan, working in Hong Kong, being sub-manager at Ginza branch office, deputy manager of securities, vice president of CIT; financial holding company in US, the managing director of US territory and New York branch manager.
He consecutively held key positions such as the executive vice president of Mizuho financial group in 2004 and vice president of Mizuho Information Research Institute.
Afterwards, he worked as an outside auditor at Itochu Corporation, Outside director of Tokyo Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Ltd. and special advisor to Salesforce.
Mr. Takeaki Ishikawa
Advisor to the Brewing Society of Japan, Doctor of Agriculture.
Joined the National Tax Agency after completing a Masters degree in Agriculture at Iwate University.
Research and teach technical guidance of Sake brewing at National Research Institute of Brewing
(now as an independent administrative agency), appraisal office in Tokyo, Sendai, Kanazawa and Akita prefectural Institute of Brewing.
Head of the National Tax Agency Institute of Brewing in 1998. After quitting in 2000, worked as the managing director of finance and vice president at the Brewing Society of Japan, and then was president from September 2011 to November 2015.
During that time he was involved in research relating to rice for Sake brewing and the creation of the Ginjo-aroma from yeast, and the selection and cultivation of yeast for the society.
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