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Drinks of Japan

Webinar Series hosted by JCCC and guest speaker Shotaro Ozawa (日本語は英語の後に続きます。)

The JCCC zoom live seminar “Drinks of Japan

Is a series of online seminars, which will provide In-depth insights into different Japanese drinks.

The series will be led by Shotaro Ozawa, who is a certified Kikisake-shi, Sake Expert and Japanese food specialist and also the president of Ozawa Canada, which is a pioneer in the importation and distribution of quality Japanese foods, beers, premium sakes and spirits.

The live seminar will be broadcasted via Zoom from a different featured restaurant in GTA. Discussions with restaurant chefs about pairings will allow participants to learn (and enjoy) more about Japanese drinks and foods.

You will also be able to purchase drinks and food in advance and enjoy them in your home or - if permitted - partake in dine-in operations at the restaurant exclusively for the live seminar (with COVID-19 protocols in place)!


SAKE Webinar March 18th (Thursday) at Aka-Oni Izakaya

Thursday, March 18, 2021
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Zoom Webinar on site from Aka-Oni Izakaya – Richmond Hill
Webinar for Sake Basics with Shotaro Ozawa and food & sake pairing with co-owner & Sake Expert & Sommelier, Christopher Lao.

In the seminar, 3 selected sake will be served and paired 4 ways with 4 food pairings.

Seminar fee: $35 + HST, Tickets are available at Ticketweb

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*Food and Sake need to be purchased separately.

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Seminar Sake package

can be purchased and delivered to your house (only within the GTA, beyond the GTA, delivery may not be possible, please check when ordering).

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$85 + HST and bottle deposit return fee

  1. Hakkaisan Happo Nigori Sparkling 360ml
  2. Tamanohikari Omachi Junmai Daiginjo 300ml
  3. Hakkaisan Tokubetsu Honjozo 720ml

*Advance order is required by Monday, March 15, 5pm
Ozawa Canada, call 905-731-5088 ext. 5222 (Ask for Lisa) or email:
Pick-up @ Aka-Oni (2 locations) or Ozawa Canada can be arranged, too.


Food Pairings menu

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  • Fried Swiss Cheese(for Hakkaisan Happo Sparkling Sake)
  • Negi Toro Hand Roll(for TamanoHikari Omachi Junmai Daiginjo)
  • Negima Yakitori(for Hakkaisan Honjozo Chilled)
  • Angus Beef Roll with Seafood Mushroom(for Hakkaisan Honjozo Warm)

It comes with a nice Japanese cloth wrap for food.
$35 + HST (pick-up -2 locations/ delivery -limited area) * 10% discount for pick-up
Order must be made by 10pm on Wednesday March 17, 2021, by phone / order link (below)

Pick-up: Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 11:30 am - 6:30pm.
Scarborough Location: 416-298-3828, Unit 108 - 633 Silver Star Blvd, Scarborough.
Richmond Hill location: 365-366-8357, Unit 66 - 550 Highway 7 E, Richmond Hill.

Order Here
*within 8km range. Select our location > AKA-ONI Ramen & Izakaya menu > before you order, input your address to see if you are in the range for delivery.
*Aka-Oni is currently trying to arrange to cover the whole GTA area, too. Update information will be in March newsletter.

facebook @Aka-oni Izakaya and/or instagram @akaoniizakaya.


Drinks of Japan

小澤彰太郎と共におくるJ C C Cウェビナーシリーズ

認定唎酒師で日本食と酒類のエクスパートである小澤正太郎(小澤カナダ社長)がJCCCオンラインセミナー「Drinks of Japan」で様々な日本で作られるお酒(ビール、日本酒、焼酎、その他)の話を、ペアリングの日本食とともに展開します。 3月は日本酒、赤鬼居酒屋からお届けします。セミナー用特別メニューとのペアリング、そしてレストランシェフのこだわりの話をお楽しみ下さい。