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Association of Nippon's Wine Lovers
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Japanese Wine

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ya.gif How We Originated
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ya.gif The History of
Japanese Wine

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Board of Directors
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Hiroshi Yamamoto, Chairman
Born 1931, in Yokohama. Attorney. Member of Japanese delegation to World's Best Sommelier Contest held by Sopex Japon. Author of "Nippon no wain" (Hayakawa Publishing Corporation), "France Wine Guide" and many others. Also translator of many books on wine and supervisor of Japanese-language wine dictionary. Chairman of Wine Importers@Association of Japan.
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Takuro Tatsumi, Vice-Chairman
Born in Osaka. Actor. Graduate of Kyoto University Faculty of Letters. Made his debut in the NHK morning drama serial "Romansu." Subsequently played many roles on screen and stage. Also well known as a wine connoisseur, honored as a Chevalier several times. Nagano Prefecture Japan Sommelier Association Sommelier D'Honneur Wine Evaluator.
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Hiroshi Kojitani, Board Member
Graphic designer. Wide-ranging activities include strategic planning for MUJI, art director for Shiki Theatre Company and design of the logo for the Nagano Appellation Origin Control. Known for contributions to the wine world in Japan and recipient of the Merite Agricole from the government of France. Honored as a Chevalier of Bordeaux, Bourgogne and Champagne.
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Motoko Ishii, Board Member
President of Wine Schola. After working in wine import promotion at Hiroya Co., studied viticulture and oenology at Santa Rosa Junior College Department of Agriculture in California's wine country. Upon returning to Japan, established Basis Co., Ltd. As a wine consultant, works with importers, wine sellers, and restaurants to promote wine. Also a wine journalist contributing to specialist and general-interest periodicals.
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Noriko Tezuka, Board Member
Graduate of Sophia University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Journalism. Executive Director and Assistant Managing Editor of Ikaros Publications Ltd. Editor in Chief for gLetfs Visit Wineries in Japanh. Since the first publication of the series gLetfs Visit Wineries on Holidaysh, continues to cover wineries across Japan. Have experiences with wide variety of media as an editor. Other wine related works include gSchools for Wine and Food Certificationsh, gWine Textbook by Hayato Kojima CWEh, etc.
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Makoto Endo, Board Member and Secretary-General
Secretary-General of Wine Importers Association of Japan, Honorary Headmaster of Sapporo Wine Academie, and an instructor at Academie du Vin. Author of gWine (Kihon no Ki) Dokuhonh (Shogakukan), gJapan Winery Guideh (Shinjusha), gChampagne Databook 2007h, and others. Judge for various domestic wine competitions for three years. Chevalier du Tastevin.
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Takako Oyamada, Editor in Chief - Home Page
Freelance writer and certified sommelier by Japan Sommelier Association.
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