Writing from Jim Rion

Bringing Local Sake from Yamaguchi to the World

As a kikisake-shi, Certified Sake Professional, and heart-felt fan of Yamaguchi and its local sake, my primary goal is to bring a sense of Yamaguchi’s local sake scene to those who have no other way to find out about it.

Sake Today

I had an article in Issue 22 of Sake Today (Summer 2019) introducing local sake brewery Yamagata Honten, and I also took included photographs. The story is in print only, and unavailable online.


I became a regular writer for SakeTimes.com as of April 2021. I will be contributing roughly one article a month on various sake related topics for the foreseeable future.


As a regular contributor to WorkInJapan.today, I introduce cultural and business concepts, recommend travel in western Japan, and, naturally, write about sake!


In addition to regular translation, I occasionally publish original articles on this premier Japanese culture website.
Profile and Article List: Jim Rion


I write freelance for a variety of other clients in different fields, although some work has appeared anonymously.