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Cherry Blossom Beer

Nothing goes together better than a park filled with clouds of pink cherry blossoms and beer! Prodigious amounts of the hoppy beverage are sold here at the end of March and beginning of April, and because Japanese beer is sold fresh – without preservatives, and usually within two weeks of being brewed – the brewers keep a beady eye on just how demand fluctuates from week to week. They know just how many cans to print with this year’s cherry blossom theme.

You can get some for yourself at any supermarket or convenience store, during the season!

While drinking seasonal beer, Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo

For nine years, Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura thought his mother’s death was an accident. Then he gets a call, and his life begins to unravel. Because if it wasn’t an accident…what was it? Read more

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Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

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