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Mac Salman

A Tokyo resident for over 14 years, Mac is the founder and lead guide of Maction Planet, which specializes in bespoke Japan travel and Tokyo-inspired apparel. He has traveled to over 100 countries and all 7 continents. He is also the creator of Kanpai Planet, a Youtube channel demystifying, democratizing and helping people discover the world of Japanese drinks, with active social media on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Articles by Mac

Over the last few years, as demand for Japanese whisky has skyrocketed, Japan has seen a huge boom in craft whisky distilleries. However, few have attracted quite the same level of attention…

David Tsujimoto is the owner of Aloha Whisky Bar in Ikebukuro. Despite only opening in September 2019, the bar won the Bar of the Year award at the 2020 Whisky Magazine Icons…

Japan is home to some of the most unique indigenous spirits in the world such as shochu and awamori. The distilling culture of Japan has been enriched with award-winning whisky and ever more…

Year-round, companies in Japan release unique, limited-edition beverages. One driver for this is the love of regional and seasonal products. Brands play on seasonal nuances and national events to appeal to customers…

Whether it’s adding matcha to chocolate or adding chocolate to a body scrub gel, flavor crossovers and combos are always exciting. We combine whiskey with KitKats, pour wine in stews and in Japanese cuisine…

Japanese sake is taking the world by storm. Yet, even though many people drink it, it remains a misunderstood drink. You may know your dry wine from your sweet wine, but what…

In just five years, Japan’s gin industry has exploded onto the global spirits scene. The Kyoto Distillery, the first in Japan to be solely dedicated to making gin, launched their flagship KI…