Whilst sake (rice wine) is the national drink of Japan, lager-beer (pronounced beer-ru in Japanese) is the most popular drink. Widely available brands include Kirin, Sapporo, Suntory, and Asahi.
What alcohol do the Japanese drink?
The most well-known drink at the heart of Japanese drinking culture is nihonshu (日本酒, Japanese alcohol), a strong rice wine more commonly known as sake. Made by fermenting rice with water, yeast and a mold known as Koji, the resulting drink is around 15% strength/alcohol content.
What was the Japanese drink called?
Major Japanese liquor is Sake and Shochu. Sake is the alcoholic beverage made by fermentation, and Shochu is distilled alcoholic beverage. You can drink sake at most restaurants or all Japanese style pubs, and you can enjoy shochu at many pubs.