Tokyo, JP -21 Feb. 2009- Staff. Shoichi Nakagawa, the Japanese finance minister who recently stepped down after appearing drunk at the G7 Summit has agreed to endorse a new brand of Sake, 飲酒ヤク, which translates to “Supreme Breath of Refreshing Wind.”
Kenji Takashi, spokesperson for Kyoto Amalgamated Beverage Corporation, parent company of the new brand expressed the company’s excitment for the new venture. “Nakagawa-san will bring much needed respect for a new sake image for a new generation,” he said. “It is just more proof that traditional beverages are gaining ground in Japan.”
While Mr. Nakagawa was unavailable for comment, his Facebook profile page indicated his support for Supreme Breath Sake, with a status message which read “Supreme Breath of Refreshing Wind- Will sweep you away from your troubles.” His profile picture had also been changed to Supreme Breath’s logo.