ANA Promoting Sake and More from Shizuoka and Nagasaki at Haneda Lounges

ANA Promoting Sake and More from Shizuoka and Nagasaki at Haneda Lounges

ANA lounge serves guests "Kokushu" alcoholic beverages of Japan.

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Beginning this month, lounges for passengers flying internationally and domestically with All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA) are serving 24 brands of "Kokushu" alcoholic beverages of Japan (e.g. sake, shochu) at Haneda Airport in Ohta Ward, Tokyo.

The rice wine and spirits are part of the "Tastes of Japan by ANA" project, an attempt to contribute to bringing more visitors to Japan and stimulating local economies by introducing to drinkers from both Japan and abroad the many allures of Japan's regions. The project, which began in September 2013, highlights the food, sake, sweets and culture of three or so of Japan's prefectures every three months. ANA plans to cover all 47 in about four years' time.

This fourth installment features Shizuoka and Nagasaki prefecture. At Haneda Airport, visitors can enjoy 12 sake brands from Shizuoka Prefecture in ANA's international travelers' lounge and 12 brands of shochu and other drinks in the domestic lounge. Each lounge also serves food including pickled kinmedai (splendid alfonsino) from Shizuoka and cold nyumen noodles from Nagasaki.

ANA is also running the project in the cabin during flights, at airport stores and mail-order websites. The airline has also produced an original show including video of Japan's regions taken with a camera-equipped "multicopter" (a radio-controlled helicopter).

This fourth installment will run until the end of August.