“The contest asks 20 to 39-year-olds to share their business ideas to kick-start demand among their peers – whether it’s for Japanese sake, shochu, whiskey, beer or wine.” Japan urges its young people to drink more to boost economy. “The younger generation drinks less alcohol than their parents – a move that has hit taxes from beverages like sake.”

+ Maybe the Japanese should elect Finland’s prime minister Sanna Marin. She’s in hot water, again, after a leaked video showed her partying and dancing. She insists there were no drugs, just lots of dancing at the ‘wild’ party. (Getting people to drink more? A prime minister who dances too much? Those problems sure beat dealing with a group of self-radicalized lunatics throwing democracy under the bus in the name of a serial con man.)