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Examination program

Examination program

Requirements and examination contents

Requirement

One must be above the legal drinking age of the venue for the examination.

Examination contents

The content is mainly based on Kikisake-shi, certified by SSI. The questions will be on the sake in the international markets, and its role in places with different cultures and traditions from Japan.

First stage examination50 minutes
Multiple-choice questions with some writing questions
Expert knowledge on sake
Basic knowledge of sake and alcoholic beverages in general

Second stage examination50 minutes
Writing questions  with some multiple-choice questions 
Questions on sake service and sales promotion, and plan proposals using the evaluation of sake based on seasons, flavors, and aromas

Third stage examination(50 minutes)
Writing questions with tasting and some multiple-choice questions
Evaluating sake’s qualities, and their uniqueness through tasting

Language

English, Chinese, Korean, French, and Spanish

* From April 1st, 2021, if you take the test in Japan, the test languages will be “English” and “Chinese”.
If you would like to take the test in “Korean”, “French” or “Spanish”, please contact the affiliated schools below.

“Korean” Soongsil University
“French” SARL GALERIE K PARIS
“Spanish” ACADEMIA TOKYO-YA