JWD Chief editor
新海 博之

Born July 17, 1981 in Kitahiroshima City, Hokkaido, Japan
After graduating from university, joined NTT Data Customer Service Corporation as a new graduate.
2010: Opened "Azabujuban BAR Shinkai" → 2016: Developed specialty "Yakuzen Curry" → 2018: Opened "Toranomon BAR Shinkai" and in 2019 "Shibadaimon BAR Shinkai" → 2020: Started web media "Japanese Whisky Dictionary".
We will daily communicate the appeal of Japanese whiskey as something we, as bartenders, can do.

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JWD Deputy editor
深瀬 悠二

Born in Sapporo, Hokkaido.
In 2005, worked for a major sporting goods sales chain → In January 2019, worked at BAR Shinkai and was drawn in and captivated by the allure of whiskey. The first whiskey he ever drank was Ardbeg 10 years old. Aiming to acquire further knowledge while drinking whiskey almost every day, he obtained the Whiskey Certificate Level 2 and JC Level (Japanese Craft Whiskey).
He wants to express the thoughts of the distiller and convey correct information to the drinkers. He is in charge of editing the web media "Japanese Whisky Dictionary" with a desire to convey the appeal of whisky to as many people as possible.

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JWD Historian
万代 竜一

Born in Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, Japan
After 14 years of training at a bar in Nakasu, Fukuoka, he moved to Tokyo in 2018 to expand his acting career. He made his Tokyo stage debut in a play written by actor Jiro Sato. His special skills are playing the guitar and being able to blindly guess the brand of beer due to his love of beer.
At first, he was not accustomed to drinking whiskey and was not very good at it, but as he learned more about it, he was impressed by the strong passion of the people who make it, and joined JWD in the hope of helping people get to know the people who make it. Now he loves whiskey.

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JWD Video Editing

October 19, 1971
Born in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
After leaving college, he joined Ritz Enterprises in the restaurant industry and was hired by Azabu Juban BAR Shinkai in 2021. He was mainly in charge of the kitchen during lunch operations. Bought for his previous experience in stage direction and script writing, he joined JWD in 2022.

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JWD Video Editing
鈴木 あかり

Born in Saitama, Japan.
Also active as an actor and graphic designer. He joined Shinkai BAR because he likes to drink. He is in charge of translating articles into English and other languages for the "Japanese Whisky Dictionary".

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JWD Translator
Misato Ushiwata

Born in Fukushima Prefecture.
She attended a university in Tokyo, where she studied brewing and other sciences while translating articles for the "Japanese Whisky Dictionary".

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JWD Translator
Ryuhei Oishi

Bartender at bar Shinkai Toranomon, born in Hokkaido.
After working at a restaurant in Tokyo, became a certified sommelier by the Japan Sommelier Association.
I became interested in Japanese whiskey, of which he had little knowledge, and started working at bar Shinkai. I went to distilleries to talk to the distillers and joined JWD to share their passion and information as a bartender.

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JWD Editor.
櫻井 和人

Born in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture
He loves all kinds of luxury goods, and was so impressed by the diversity of craft gin that he decided to become a bartender at the age of 30.
While working as a bartender, he visited BAR Shinkai and joined BAR Shinkai to learn more about the wide variety of Japanese craft whiskeys.
He is now working hard both on site and on the web so that more and more people can enjoy the pleasure of experiencing the best of the finest.

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Operator Information
This site, "Japanese Whisky Dictionary" is operated by "BAR Shinkai," which operates three bars in Minato-ku, Tokyo.BAR Shinkai offers a wid...
In this site (Japanese Whisky Dictionary-国産ウイスキー辞典), we will deliver useful information to everyone as much as possible for further development and cultural est...
Information about “BAR Shinkai”
Japanese Whisky Dictionary operates three BAR Shingai stores in Minato Ward, Tokyo. In addition to the Japanese whiskeys introduced on this site, they also hand...
Introduction of the managing members of Japanese Whisky Dictionary. Hiroyuki Shinkai, chief editor; Yuji Fukase, deputy chief editor; Ryuichi Bandai, in charge ...