Sapporo Ichiban (サッポロ一番, Sapporo Ichiban) is a brand of instant noodles (most of them ramen) made by Sanyo Foods and rivals to other Japanese ramen brands like Nissin. Sapporo Ichiban has found a market outside of Japan, most notably with Chinese consumers in Hong Kong and Canada.
Sapporo Breweries Limited (サッポロビール株式会社, Sapporo Bīru Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese company that makes beer, headquartered in Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo.
Table tennis is very popular in East Asia and is the most popular sport in the world in terms of player numbers, as well as one of the newest of the major sports. 卓球 (Takkyu) is the official name for the sport in Japan as well as Taiwan(zuo-chiou).
Both men and women often wear yukata at traditional Japanese hotels, especially ones with their own onsen. After checking in, people often change into the yukata provided by the hotel. Many go for walks outside, to the public baths, and even to dinner and breakfast (taken in a communal dining room) in their yukata.
Asahi Breweries, Ltd. (アサヒビール株式会社 Asahi Bīru Kabushiki Gaisha) TYO: 2502 is the 2nd largest beer brewery in Japan and soft drink company based in Tokyo, Japan. The company originally led the Japanese craze for dry beer with Asahi Super Dry in 1987, leading to its dramatic turnaround in business performance, and surprassing former 2nd ranker Sapporo Breweries in sales and profits.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (松坂 大輔, Matsuzaka Daisuke, born September 13, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan ( often rendered as “DICE-kay” or “DICE-keh”), nicknamed The Monster in Japan is a Japanese professional baseball player who became a member of the Boston Red Sox on December 13, 2006. It is widely anticipated that he will be a starting pitcher. He previously played for the Seibu Lions in Japan’s Pacific League.