Production and Sales by Prefecture and Category

Tapping into data collected by Japan’s National Tax Agency, this entry in the Japan Alcohol Data Library shows per-category production and sales for each of Japan’s 47 prefectures from 1999 to 2019. 

How many liters of whisky were produced in Yamanashi Prefecture in 2013? How many licensed honkaku shochu distilleries were there in Kagoshima in 2005? Which prefecture in Japan drinks the most beer?

Answers to all of these questions and many, many more are covered with this graphic.