Wine as Marker of Social Change
Japan fieldwork, October 2008

The relationship between me and my camera is often a fraught one. When the light is good, and the subject still, we get on well. But when conditions are not so good, mutual incomprehension can quickly set in. The selection below is governed largely by picture quality and the time available to take photos
Tim Beal

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The old order

Tokyo Focus Group#1
Takunori Shiomi (organiser); Yuki Kimura; Akiko Watanabe; Mika Shigemoto

Tokyo sights

Craig Pettigrew, Trade Development Executive, NZTE

Tomonori Iwao, Associate Director of Food & Beverage, Grand Hyatt Tokyo

Motoko Ishii, Consultant to NZ Winegrowers

Tokyo Focus group #2
Yasuko Yumisaki (Organiser), Yumi Fujiwara, Maiko Kubo, Miki Shimatani, Shigeo Fujita (Restaurateur)

Jason Hill, Regional Manager Japan, Tourism New Zealand

Rebecca Palmer, DominionPost/Asahi Shimbun

Yoshiji Sato, Shuhan News

Alison Jambert (Communications Director), Ayako Chujo (President), Eat Creative

Tokyo Focus Group #3
Akari Kano (organiser), Futaba Mizuno

Takehashi Ishiguro, AoteaRangi restaurant, Ebisu

Osaka sights

Kyoto sights
Exploring Kyoto with Kaori Takeda, NZ-Wines.co.nz, Kansai

Toshinori Tachino, Wine Manager/JSA Wine Advisor, Brad Croft, Kinoshita International Co Ltd

Osaka sights

Noriko Hada, Online Wassy's, Osaka

Osaka Focus Group
Kaori Takeda, Noriko Hada, Takakiyo Tanimizu, Mieko Takahara, Masashi Umeda, Yuri Umeda
Wassy's Dining Souple, Osaka

Marcohall wine shop, Nagoya

Kenichi Ohashi, Yamajin Wine Shop

Kobe sights

Kaori Takeda, NZ-Wines.co.nz, Kansai

Sake goes screwcap

Japanese domestic wine