Exceptional Craft Breweries Rise & Win + Stone Wall Hill

Craft beer is always enhanced by a great backstory.

Big changes in the popularity of craft brew in Japan have mirrored the enthusiasm for hand-crafted, locally-sourced, high-quality beers around the world. In the mountains of Tokushima, the zero-waste town of Kamikatsu has two outstanding breweries: Rise & Win and Stone Wall Hill. Both of these breweries produce delicious Portland-style beers while practicing the highest levels of sustainable business operations in stylish fashion. In fact, in every aspect of design, planning, and operations, R&W/SEH breweries are great examples of entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation in Japan.
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Japan’s First Zero-Waste Accreditation Launches in Kamikatsu

The smallest town on Shikoku island, Kamikatsu, is once again forging to the front. While cities and countries around the world struggle to create stricter policies to reduce and manage waste, Kamikatsu now reaps the benefits of over fifteen years of experience in sustainable development and management. Most recently, at the end in 2017, the Zero Waste Academy launched a new accreditation scheme which has great potential to set a new transparency standard for sustainable business operations in Japan.

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5/5 Happy Children’s Day

Children’s day is a great time to focus on preserving the environment for future generations. Kamikatsu town in Tokushima has a great foundation in sustainability which should inspire any businesses and destinations aiming to reduce the environmental impact of operations.