Introduction: beer's evolution into a Japanese commodity Foreign influences: the origins of Japan's beer brewing industry, 1868-1906 Keeping up appearances: maintaining beer's German authenticity, 1906-36 Brewing self-sufficiency: beer, empire, and the wartime command economy, 1937-45 "The taste of home": beer as postwar Japanese commodity, 1945-72 Learning from Japan: "Orion beer" and Okinawan consumer identity, 1945-72 Indigenous brews: innovation, entrepreneurship, and beer's continuing evolution.
First published in Canada by UBC Press.
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