national

Japanese sake master brewer on BBC's 2020 list of 100 women

10 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2021 GPlusMedia Inc.

10 Comments
Login to comment

The biological sex of someone matters nothing as long as they are taking care of business like Elvis, which is exactly what Ms. Imada is doing.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

I met another western female sake brewer in Obuse in Nagano.

SARAH MARIE CUMMINGS the first Western sake sommelier in Japan. Also Rumiko Obata is another.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Well done to these 99 women and the billions more represented by the 100th 'Unsung hero', struggling against oft-ridiculous outside pressures, sexism, violence, and negativity from those who have no idea what it's like to live in a world where the default in almost everything is for men.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Hear, hear, Maria.

It's what's between our ears, not our legs.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

"I was surprised to be selected, but it made me realize that there are people abroad who are interested in Japanese sake," 

Not necessarily, I suspect the sake here is just an example or proxy for a field where sexism is rife or assumed to be rife. This comment is probably an attempt at modesty from the lady, shifting the credit to sake, but this award is about women fighting the odds, not about any particular aspect of Japanese culture.

Sake already sells overseas and several non-Japanese sake sommeliers (a Japanese qualification) have written books about it in foreign languages. It is already clear that there are people abroad who are interested in Japanese sake.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

A list of 100 women? How sexist!

Just like Weinstein and Louis CK

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Only one woman from Japan?

0 ( +2 / -2 )

I don't understand why people attach importance to these kind of list. There are millions of women out there some single and some with lazy, drunk abusive husbands who are far more deserving of being in these kind of lists.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

The question on everyone's minds "Can a person become a UNESCO World Heritage site?"

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Recently I don’t trust the BBC.

love to try her sake though!

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites