I may never leave my house again...

Good morning everyone,

Did you feel the earthquake last night? I noticed it a bit, but only because I was relaxing at home. It barely shook my building at all, but it seemed to last a long time. And in all my years in Japan, I've never seen one that shook basically the whole country! Did you see pictures of the map of Japan showing the magnitude of the quake? Luckily, it occurred 590km below the surface, so there have been no reports of damage or injuries (other than the odd person who hurt themselves while diving for cover).
earthquake whole country

Anyway, today is supposed to be gorgeous and the great weather will continue tomorrow. From Tuesday, clouds will roll in and then we can expect rain on Wednesday and the overcast weather to continue throughout the week. I wonder if that means that rainy season will officially be here?

Kirin Beer, announced yesterday that it will begin offering a service starting from August that will see a beer server and kegs delivered to individual households in the Tokyo-much like the water cooler at my school. 

According to Kirin Beer, the company will slowly roll out the service starting in Tokyo’s 23 wards along with Chiba, Saitama and Kanagawa Prefectures. In the months following the August debut of the keg delivery service Kirin will gradually expand the service into other parts of Japan.

At first, the company will limit deliveries to two 2-liter kegs per month, which isn’t exactly enough for an impromptu family keg party but should be enough for mom and dad to enjoy a responsible glass with dinner a few nights a week. .

▼ Sure, it’s not much to look at, but it’s what’s inside that counts!


The server unit Kirin says it will be the same type of server that many Tokyo restaurants are already using to pour delicious, ice-cold beer with way, way too much foam, as is the Japanese way. To sweeten the deal even further, the company also told press that it will offer kegs of seasonal beer through the service as well.

Kirin says the introduction of the new service was partially prompted by the gradual shrinking of Japan’s ready-to-drink beer market, which may be getting edged out by the country’s fledgling but growing craft beer scene. We’re sure the keg delivery service can help Kirin get an edge back as we, for one, will no longer be leaving our homes ever again, which makes buying other brands difficult...ha ha!

Have a great day!