This week on Japan Eats, host Akiko Katayama is joined in the studio by Jessica Joly, a sake sommelier who became the very first Miss SAKE USA in 2016.

Miss SAKE USA is a beauty pageant organized by the Miss SAKE Association in Japan to select a Sake Ambassador responsible for the representation and promotion of Japanese Sake in the United States. 2016 was the inaugural year of this pageant being held outside of Japan.

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