Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the Japan Beer Times. Please note that due to the volume of correspondence we receive, we often cannot respond to e-mails. See FAQs below for help. Unfortunately, we are not currently asking for any article or photography submissions. If you are a business hoping to distribute our magazine, we will usually respond to you within three or four business days.


Where can I get a copy of Japan Beer Times?

Most bars and restaurants in Japan that serve craft beer distribute our magazine. We’re very sorry, but we can’t provide a complete list or give individual suggestions based on where you are. Just visit your local craft beer watering hole! Alternatively, we sell back issues, individual copies and subscriptions through our website (here).

We’re visiting; can you recommend some bars, etc?

Unfortunately, we’re just too overwhelmed to provide individual recommendations. We recommend you consider the suggestions in Professor Mark Meli’s book (available here) or in our Craft Beer Japan app.

Can you provide some research on the craft beer industry?

We do conduct a lot of research on the industry in Japan but do not provide this information publicly; we’re very sorry.

We represent a brewery; can you recommend some viable importers?

Yes, we can; please provide us some background information.

I want to import craft beer to Japan; can you help?

Aside from providing marketing/advertising opportunities, we don’t offer any logistical help or advice.


If you are a registered business interested in advertising opportunities with the Japan Beer Times, please send us an e-mail that includes your name, your business’ name, your phone number, and some brief information about your business (where it is located, what it does, etc). We may follow up with additional questions about your business and what you hope to achieve by advertising. We simply want to determine that we are a good fit before discussing advertising rates.