Pairing Food and Sake with Fukushima Sake and The Sake Ninja

Let’s Enjoy Sake at Home—Food and Sake Pairing

Thursday, May 28 from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Via Zoom

Admission: Free

The Fukushima Government of Japan will host a free sake webinar to help all sake fans to enjoy the beverage from the comfort of their homes. Fukushima Prefecture is considered to have some of the best sake in all of Japan, receiving the most gold prizes for seven consecutive years in the Annual Japan Sake Awards.

The theme of this webinar is Food and Sake Pairing. Organizers will introduce four different types of sake as well as various snacks that go well with the unique taste of each.

Sake specialist Chris Johnson, aka The Sake Ninja, will be the guest speaker.


1. Introduction – Fukushima Sake
2. Sake Webinar – Food & Sake Pairing
3. Q&A
4. Fukushima Tourism Information
5. Where to purchase Fukushima Sake

Before the Webinar

Email any questions in advance to

If you would like to taste sake with Johnson during the webinar, you may order them in advance from Fukushima’s partner, Union Square Wines and Spirits, which is operating with curbside-pickup and delivery.

Featured Sake

Kissui Hidari Uma Junmai Daiginjo (Ariga Brewery)
Raden Junmai Ginjo Kimoto (Daishichi Sake Brewery)
Junkomekoji Vintage Sake (Homare Brewery)
• NARAMAN Junmai-shu Muroka Binhiire (Yumegokoro Sake Brewery)

During the Webinar

Attendees are View-Only participants, but you can join the group chat. Select “Panelists and Attendees” in the chat dropdown. This will allow you to message all the other people in the chat.
You can also use “Q & A” to send your questions to the hosts.
There is a ”Raise Your Hand” feature for all attendees. Please use this if you want to show yourself briefly to others and ask questions

To Register

Click the Zoom link here.
You must download the ZOOM app to your phone or desktop to participate.

About Chris Johnson

Known as The Sake Ninja, Chris Johnson is a Sake Sommelier and a certified WSET Level 3 Sake Educator. As a Sake Samurai who promotes the merits of Japan’s national beverage, has served as a senior judge for the U.S. National Sake Appraisal since 2000 and a judge for the International Wine Challenge Sake since 2015. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Joy of Sake and the American Sake Association, nonprofit organizations whose missions are rooted in sake education.