Two new chuhais from Suntory to keep an eye out for in October. The first is Strong Zero Double Orange, a limited release launching on October 3rd. 9% abv, 350ml/500ml. They've used both orange juice and orange-infused liquor in creating this one, thus the "double" orange.
For those who want to stay more sober, the Horoyoi series is probably a better option. Horoyoi means "tipsy" and they tend to have 3-4% abv rather than the typical 5-6% you see in regular chuhais. In any case the Horoyoi Red Apple is another limited release at 3% abv, dropping on October 10th. And the commercials feature Erika Sawajiri!
Whiskey Richard is the founder of nomunication.jp, and has been saying he has lived in Japan for ten years for the past four years. He enjoys drinking basically anything except straight-up Campari.