Neojaponisme Videocast #2: Highballs in a Can

Néojaponisme‘s second-ever Néojaponisme Videocast is now on YouTube. Watch in HD!

In this second episode, Marxy, writer/translator Matt Alt, and writer Patrick Macias do a taste test of five Japanese “highballs in a can” (whiskey sodas pre-packaged for quick consumption and sold at convenience stores) in Matt Alt’s Tokyo basement. Beverages include Black Nikka Highball, Seiyu Highball, Tory’s Highball, I.W. Harper Highball, and Jack Daniel’s Highball — one of which may be the worst beverage sold in stores today.

Watch Videocast #1 on Japanese third-category beer. More episodes coming soon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the latest updates.

W. David MARX
January 11, 2012

W. David Marx (Marxy) — Tokyo-based writer and musician — is the founder and chief editor of Néojaponisme.

8 Responses

  1. Max Pinton Says:

    Thanks. I enjoyed it. I’m always a little unsure what the heck Neojapanisme is, so it’s comforting to know it involves alcohol.

  2. Max Pinton Says:

    Erf. Including how to spell it. 失礼しました。

  3. W. David MARX Says:

    It’s our fault for not picking a less pretentious name.

  4. wah Says:

    This got me to pick up a Black Nikka highball and now I’m never going back.

    I was doing Tory’s all this time…

  5. Leonardo Boiko Says:

    I think it has to do with calligraphy.

  6. Anymouse Says:

    Just think. I will be legal to drink in a few months. I will then be able to mix Jack Daniels with soda pop.

  7. nyuudo Says:

    I’m delighted by these series and glad if you keep making the cultural aspect relevant…

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